Science Seminars

Some Mathematical Models for the Spread Of A Religion

Dr. Curtis L. Wesley

The spread of a religion through a population can be modeled mathematically using a dynamical system approach. In many ways the spread of a religion behaves similar to the spread of a contagious disease through a population with varying degrees of transmissibility. I describe some of the current research into the field of modeling the spread of a religion using mathematical models and computer simulations. I will also discuss the possible benefits of using these models.