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Maths backs Spain?

Two mathematicians, Dr Javier López Peña and Dr Hugo Touchette, have applied a technique intended to analyse computer networks to the qustion of who will win the World Cup final.

The maths normally flags up whether a computer network, such as the Internet, relies too much on one particular computer.

The doctors have turned this maths to analyse passes made by each team at the World Cup. Spain has made lots of passes, evenly spread through many players, (see diagram), so the maths boffins are backing Spain.

We think the analysis fails to include how Spain and The Netherlands will defend. Taking that into account, we’re going for The Netherlands.

Network analysis graph is copyright Queen Mary, University of London. Click this link for more.

Copyright QMUL Holland v Spain


July 9, 2010 - Posted by | Fun, Hugo Touchette, Javier López Peña, News, Science

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