Plot of numerical solutions to the SIR equations. The number of susceptible individuals decreases quickly in a S-curve, which the number of recovered increases in an S-curve, although at a slower rate. Where these two curves intersect the is a maximum in the number of infected individuals.

David is a final year PhD student at UCL studying geometric group theory. When not doing maths he can usually be found singing or playing the flute.

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