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All the math
NUMB3RS has opened the eyes of many people to the ways math and/or science can be used to solve crimes. This is a list of all the math and science concepts used in the series with links to on-line sources to find more information or sometimes articles written by mathematicians and scientists explaining the concepts used in episodes.


Arbitrage Opportunity
Arbitrage Opportunity -- taking advantage of a state of imbalance between two or more markets.
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Last Updated ( Monday, 30 October 2006 )
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Archimedes' Principle
Archimedes' Principle -- The buoyant force of an object is equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the object.
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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 10 October 2007 )
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Arsenic
Arsenic -- a highly toxic metal found naturally in the environment and as an industrial and agricultural byproduct.
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Last Updated ( Sunday, 04 May 2008 )
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Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence -- a way for artificial systems to mimic human intelligence and behaviors
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Asteroid Hermes
Asteroid Hermes -- (69230 Hermes) When observed in 1937, it was the closest approach object to Earth
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Asthma
Asthma -- a respiratory disease in which the air way contricts.
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Asymmetric Dominance
Asymmetric Dominance -- or "decoy effect".  A marketing technique in which consumers will purchase a more expensive item based on the availability of an inferior or decoy item placed on the market.
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Asymmetrical Threat Analysis
Asymmetrical Threat Analysis -- any number of mathematical models used to analyze the potential impact of an inferior threat to a superior target.
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Auction Theory
Auction Theory -- an aspect of game theory used to predict how people will act and react in an auction setting
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Autism
Autism -- a brain disorder that typically affects a person’s ability to communicate, form relationships with others, and respond appropriately to the environment. (source)
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Backdraft
Backdraft -- a phenomenon ocurring when oxygen is re-introduced to an oxygen starved fire resulting in an explosion.
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Last Updated ( Monday, 30 October 2006 )
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