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May the Power of Math Be with You

New Jersey Institute of Technology mathematics professor Bruce Bukiet has released his 2014 Major League Baseball projections.

Bukiet's mathematical model, which has been published in Operations Research, can be used to predict the number of games a team will win, the optimal batting order for a set of nine batters, and how trading players will influence how many games a team wins.

Bukiet publicizes his annual projections to make a point about mathematics:

I publish these to promote the power and relevance of math. Applying mathematical models to things that people care about or enjoy, like baseball, shows that math can be fun as well as very useful.

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Start Date: 
Monday, April 14, 2014