Mathematical Modelling Of An Outbreak Of Zombie Infection?

According to some Canadian mathematicians this is the equation for surviving a zombie apocalypse. I’m not really sure that i even know what most of those symbols mean. But apparently S = susceptibles, Z = zombies and R = removed; so there you go! Now, good luck fending off the undead with a math problem… i’m gonna’ stick with guns and ammo.

An outbreak of zombies is likely to be disastrous, unless extremely aggressive tactics are employed against the undead… It is imperative that zombies are dealt with quickly, or else we are all in a great deal of trouble.

So what do they mean by “extremely aggressive tactics?” That means guns, people! You can’t kill a zombie with a slide rule. Well, i suppose if you jammed it through their head or something. Or maybe if you had one those round ones, you could sharpen the edges and kinda’ use it like a circular saw blade… that might work too. But i digress.

The equation was originally published under the title When Zombies Attack!: Mathematical Modelling Of An Outbreak Of Zombie Infection and is available as part of a collection called Infectious Disease Modelling Research Progress. Of course for the complete experience you’ll need to sign up at The University of Ottawa for the class itself!

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