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MATHEMATICS SUBJECT SPOTLIGHT

Is mathematics the key to perfect race car?
with Dr Janet Godolphin from the University of Surrey

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Join Dr Janet Godolphin as she explores the links between decision mathematics and product design. Introducing you to key concepts of graph theory, she demonstrates how mathematics can be applied to design the perfect race car.

Dr Janet GodolphinUniversity of SurreyMathematics

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1. Data and decision-making
2. Vertex colourings
3. Using proper vertex colouring to determine which data to collect
4. Opportunity to apply what you’ve learnt

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University of Surrey
University of Surrey
University of Surrey

The University of Surrey is a global community of more than 16,000 students from 140 countries. Based on a lovely, leafy campus in buzzy Guildford, The University of Surrey boasts gorgeous countryside to the south and west, and London half an hour to the east. It’s the perfect setting for a challenging and rewarding university experience that creates incredible memories and helps you achieve your ambitions. With a focus on practice-based learning, supported by outstanding teaching, laboratory and simulation facilities in every faculty, Surrey is ranked first in the UK for work placements and graduate employability.

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Meet the academic
Dr Janet Godolphin

Janet Godolphin is an Associate Professor of Statistics at the University of Surrey, in the School of Mathematics and Physics. After A-levels, Janet completed a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics at Royal Holloway, University of London and then decided to focus on Statistics, going on to achieve a PhD in Statistics, also at Royal Holloway. Janet's work at the University of Surrey is divided between research and teaching activities. Her main research expertise is the Design of Experiments, in particular working on theoretical advances in this area. Other research includes planning data collection and analysing the resultant data to investigate and evaluate new veterinary techniques. Janet chairs the Mathematics Board of Studies. This Board manages the Mathematics programmes of study offered at the University of Surrey and works to monitor and enhance the quality of teaching and learning and the student experience.

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