Monday, November 13, 2000,

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"Some Examples of Mathematics That is Used in Forestry"
Prof. H.T. Hayslett

There is a great variety of mathematics that is used in forestry. It is not surprising that geometry (trees being 3-dimensional structures), algebra (always needed to manipulate mathematical symbols) and calculus (among other uses, valuable for analyzing rates of growth and finding optimal values) are all useful in forestry. But other mathematical areas – such as linear algebra, abstract algebra, probability, and topology – also can be applied in forestry. At least three-quarters of the talk with deal with elementary mathematics (up through linear algebra, say).


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