Is a mathematical formula / model patentable?

Over the course of 14 months, I have created a 100+ variable financial model which I have spent about 5 months testing in real-time market conditions. I am about to write a thesis on the model, and perhaps publish it in book form. My question is, is my financial model patentable? Is my thesis/book patentable?... show more Over the course of 14 months, I have created a 100+ variable financial model which I have spent about 5 months testing in real-time market conditions. I am about to write a thesis on the model, and perhaps publish it in book form.

My question is, is my financial model patentable? Is my thesis/book patentable? Or is it copyrighted? What's the difference between a patent and copyright?

I hate law so I never took it.....
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