Title

A model of the compulsive gambling population with alcoholism as a secondary addiction

Date of Publication

2019

Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with specialization in Business Applications

Subject Categories

Mathematics

College

College of Science

Department/Unit

Mathematics and Statistics Department

Abstract/Summary

Gambling has been one of the most rampant addictions in the Philippines. Alongside this ad- diction, people have tendencies to develop alcoholism - another alarming addiction. These two addictions sometimes go hand in hand since the establishments that encourage gambling and/or alcoholism also encourage the other addiction. In this paper, we presented a model presenting the behavior of the compulsive gambler population with alcoholism as a secondary addiction. In the process of analyzing this we discover that it is possible to simplify the presented model into an SIR model. This can be obtained by removing alcoholism leaving gambling as the only addiction in the population. Through different mathematical techniques, we were able to show that with the increase of compulsive gamblers in an environment, there is also an increase of alcoholics. Also, a faster eradication of alcoholism can be achieved so long as we make the transition of social drinkers to alcoholics as small as possible.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Electronic

Accession Number

CDTU017647

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

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