A Model for Municipal Street Sweeping Operations
An enormous variety of human activities can be the subject of mathematical modeling. To optimize the performance of an auto assembly line, the process of putting two screws into an auto chassis may be broken into, say, 25 carefully defined steps and then an order and timing of these steps is determined to make the process as easy, error-free, and quick as possible. As another example, in a recent criminal trial in New York, the defense attorneys relied heavily on computer-generated profiles to pick a jury most favorably disposed towards the defendants.
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