Math can predict insurgent attacks, physicist says

Anyone ever watch Numbers? I think this physicist has:

[Neil Johnson, a physicist at the University of Miami] and his research team gathered publicly available data on military fatalities in Afghanistan and Iraq. On a graph, the numbers created a distinct, upward curve.

He says it wasn’t just a coincidence; those numbers follow a specific mathematical pattern. In this case, the pattern translates into an equation you can punch into a handheld calculator, says Johnson.

It works like this:. . .

Check it out.

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