Abstract / Synopsis
Death by suicide often leaves behind grieving family members with unanswered questions. Of these concerns, fear that their loved one suffered or felt regret is common. When the method of suicide was jumping from height, that answer can easily be determined using basic kinematics. Despite the perception that mathematics is a cold, calculating field, it can provide a clear, definitive answer and comfort those left behind.
Michael J. Goldstein, "Comforting with Mathematics: A Case Study," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 9 Issue 1 (January 2019), pages 217-223. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.201901.12. Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol9/iss1/12