Friday, July 4, 2008

Applied Group Theory

Soul Physics draws attention to a recent, apparently successful, application of group theory. The goal is to model the spine and spinal injuries. While the case is introduced as one that is "unreasonable effective", I am not sure how surprising this sort of application really is. Spatial rotations, after all, are what groups are good at modelling. Maybe a review of the details of the case will reveal what is unexpected.

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