Modeling challenge: explain sheep cyclones

The Art of Modelling poses a question to mathematically-inclined readers: can you build a model of individual movement that explains sheep cyclones?

Even if you’re not a modeller, you should click through to find out what a sheep cyclone is.

4 thoughts on “Modeling challenge: explain sheep cyclones

    • Thanks Andrea. I’ve previously plugged another of this guy’s interactive simulations, the “ladder of abstraction”. I think they’re excellent teaching tools, the only trouble being that he’s only invented those tools for one of the many models that I teach in my population ecology class.

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