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In one of my last mathematics classes as an undergraduate student, marmots made a grand appearance. Mathematical Modeling, Mat 210 at Davidson College, examines the path a marmot could take in its habitat. What are the likelihoods of different paths, where will it end up? The lake, the forest, the rocks, the road, the marsh, etc.

Maybe a marmot doesn't sound that interesting, but it can be interesting. Do you even know what a marmot is?

Here's a visual introduction to marmots.

The Marmot:

Marmots can pounce at any moment:

They look relaxed:

But they are vicious!

Be afraid!

Don't be fooled by the love they may seem to exhibit:

Actually, is that love or hate above?


Bottom line: They will steal your food and eat it!




The marmot has its own wikipedia page:



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