Optical Fibres: The Hole Story
A case study from Mathematics Matters which looks at the development of optical fibres and how mathematical models have simplified the process of producing them. Modern society relies heavily on a variety of networks, but we don’t fully understand how they behave. Mathematical network theory lets us create models of our communication and transport networks, revealing new patterns and insights that will improve network capacity, reliability and efficiency. The resource can be used by teachers to guide their students or shared directly with students to inform them about careers using mathematics.
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