Corona Math

On March 17, Simon started a series of math and coding projects about COVID-19. The first projects he called Corona Math: Why Social Isolation? 

This is part I of my Corona Math series. In this video, I calculate how many people will be infected with the coronavirus after 10 spreads (I call them iterations). I also calculate how many days there are in each iteration.

Link to another video where I explain what a polynomial is:

In the second video Corona Math: Where is the Inflection Point? (recorded on March 19), I attempt to calculate the “inflection point” for COVID-19, and ultimately fail. I come to the conclusion that it’s too unpredictable, and we’re now only at the very beginning. I used the Wolfram Language for this video, so here’s a link:

10 days later Simon recorded another Corona Math project. In Belgium, we’re having a #Covid_19 “light #lockdown“, which means we’re allowed to walk within a 2km radius from our home. Simon calculated how many people would fit into his designated walking area, considering #SocialDistancing:

Simon’s animation for this last project is online at: (Press the space bar to get to the next slide). Source code:

Simon calculating how many people one can infect by having had contact with just three people (nearly 90 thousand)
Simon explaining to me what an inflection point is

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