Follow the Data

A data driven blog

Mathematical modeling and drug cartels

An interesting article about the mathematical sociology of drug cartels in the New York Times.

It may seem strange to examine this shadowy world with equations. But mathematics is transforming the social sciences. In the same way that physicists can predict the movements of atoms in space, we can use mathematics to model how individuals and groups will make decisions and interact in a society.


Single Post Navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: