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When Zombies Attack! Answered

From the University of Ottowa:
A mathematical modeling of an outbreak of Zombie infection
With citations, graphs and MATLAB code.

As seen in the movies, it is imperative that zombies are dealt with quickly, or else we are in a great deal of trouble.

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D.L.H.
D.L.H.

11 years ago

Well I better start digging a moat and making a bunker than.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

11 years ago

>works faster on bunker

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 11 years ago

***** buries school bus********

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

I've got a lot of texas limestone to get through, I'm only a foot and a half down and I've been digging for a week!

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 11 years ago

If you can drill a proper hole in it, I can tell you how to do the rest. But you might get a little visit from the BATF.

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Gjdj3
Gjdj3

11 years ago

The whole key is to find an abandoned building at an airfield, an old asylum, a swamp, or a factory. Then, you and no more than 3 other survivors should try to board up as many windows as you can, and accumulate as many points as possible.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

Points? What points? L

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Gjdj3
Gjdj3

Reply 11 years ago

It's Nazi Zombie mode in Call of Duty.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

This isn't about games though. L

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Gjdj3
Gjdj3

Reply 11 years ago

I know, I was being facetious. Haha, that's what I hate about the internet. Tone is completely lost.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

Yes it is, I get it now

That someone did the boring maths was the main point. No one's talked maths, but I guess no one likes maths around here?

L

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 11 years ago

I think there are two other people around here who like maths (okay, maybe four), but we don't necessary read every (non-Rob) Zombie posting.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

Agreed, but I did pop a graph in as an image. Any thoughts on the method? L

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 11 years ago

I would definitely read a Rob Zombie post! Other zombie posts.... not so much.

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Tobita
Tobita

11 years ago

Having read the attached PDF, I would like to say that shouldn't birthrate decrease relatively to the remaining male/female couples and wouldn't the fact that under a zombie attack hinder reproduction? assuming people are still getting down, to find the birthrate, we would need to find how much of the population are together, the percentage of straight couples, and the percentage of straight couples willing to have a child and should decrease relatively to the rest of the population.

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 11 years ago

according to the chart the normals drop to zero in 4.5 days, births would be irrelevant, the infants unable to survive on their own would perish with their parents.

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Rock Soldier
Rock Soldier

11 years ago

On twitter... *I am currently killing zombies...*

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Rock Soldier
Rock Soldier

11 years ago

Can you explain the graph please?

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Chicken2209
Chicken2209

Reply 11 years ago

yes, as you can see, zombies will take over after 3 seconds

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 11 years ago

Yeah, they only get a B for this project as they failed to properly define the time unit on the x axis.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

Isn't that sort of the point, the speed with which it would happen?

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 11 years ago

The problem is they specify the axis as time, but not the time units used ie seconds, days, years,eons, etc. Major point killer in lab reports.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

Ohhhh, I see what you mean. >facepalm<

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

View the document, it's the MATLAB out put of the mathematical model. Time is in days, not seconds. L

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

It's only really of interest to mathematicians and geeks, but I thought the group could do with some content. L