Optimisation applied to Skeletons, Climbing and Rowing

What do skeletons, climbing and rowing all have in common? The answer is that they require the solution of mathematical optimisation problems. From determining the optimal skeleton for a given environment, to the best route up a cliff face, via the most efficient oar setup in a boat, optimisation is an invaluable tool in problem solving.

Produced by Tom Rocks Maths intern Cass Baumberg.

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