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SUMMARY:James Gregory and Michael Connolly - Informal Applied Mathematics
Seminar
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DESCRIPTION:The Informal Applied Mathematics seminar will continue with a
double bill from James Gregory and Michael Connolly. Talks will take pl
ace in Frank Adams 2 (next to the Alan Turing Building's kitchen)\, with
complimentary hot drinks and biscuits from 2.45pm on the atrium bridge.
Title and abstracts for the talks can be found below.\n\n\nJames Gregor
y: Predicting the yield point of tendons and ligaments\n\nAbstract: Yiel
d criteria can be used to determine whether or not a material will yield
under some prescribed deformation. One of the most widely used is the v
on Mises yield criterion. In the first part of this talk\, we will discu
ss the applicability of this criterion to soft tissues by looking at pre
dicted yield strains. We will then consider how we can modify a hyperela
stic model of tendons and ligaments to incorporate yielding of collagen
fibres\, comparing the output to data gathered from experiments on mouse
tail tendons.\n\n\nMichael Connolly: Floating-Point Summation\n\nAbstra
ct: In this short talk we consider the problem of computing the sum of n
numbers in floating-point arithmetic. This is one of the most important
inner kernels of scientific computing\, and while simple to state\, it
can easily go wrong. We'll examine both the accuracy and speed of differ
ent methods of computing floating-point sums and see how the choice of m
ethod can have a significant impact on the performance of a numerical al
gorithm. \n\n\nFYI: The Informal Applied Seminar is a weekly seminar for
all applied mathematics students in the department. We get together on
a Friday afternoon for students to speak about what they're working on a
t the moment. It's not formal - lecturers and staff don't attend - so it
can be a good place to get feedback on your talk before an upcoming con
ference or just good to practise for public speaking in general. We gene
rally meet on the bridge (outside the Alan Turing building first-floor k
itchen) 15mins before the start and head to Sandbar for a drink afterwar
ds.
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CLASS:PUBLIC
LOCATION:Frank Adams 2\, Alan Turing Building\, Manchester
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