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LOCATION:North Hall 276
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DESCRIPTION;ENCODING=QUOTED-PRINTABLE:An interesting problem in social dynamics is how an idea spreads through a large group of people. We consider this problem when the group contains two personality types: congregators, who tend to want to agree with their neighbors, and contrarians, who tend to want to argue and disagree with their neighbors. A mathematical model is provided by a system of nonlinear ordinary differential equations. The system is analyzed both analytically and numerically, and conclusions are provided. This is joint work with Kaitlyn Eekhoff (Calvin 2018).=0D=0ARefreshments precede the talk at 3:30 p.m. in NH 282.
SUMMARY;ENCODING=QUOTED-PRINTABLE:Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium
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