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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.


Backward Induction
Backward Induction -- working backward from a solution to find the best course of action
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Bacon's Cipher
Bacon's Cipher -- an example of steganography devised by Francis Bacon using A's and B's to hide messages.
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Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 December 2007 )
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Ballistics
Ballistics -- science that deal with the motion, behavior and affect of projectiles.
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Last Updated ( Sunday, 05 November 2006 )
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Baryogenesis
Baryogenesis -- a hypothetical state of baryons and anti-baryons at the earliest stages of the formation of the universe.
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Bayesian Filter
Bayesian Filter -- using a statistical model to classify documents.
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Last Updated ( Sunday, 28 March 2010 )
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Bayesian Inference
Bayesian Inference -- a statistical model where probability is based on belief, not frequency or proportion.
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Last Updated ( Sunday, 05 November 2006 )
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Belief Propagation
Belief Propagation -- a repeating algorithm for finding a probable solution with marginal data.
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Bell Curve
Bell Curve -- a graphical representation of a normal distribution of data points
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Benford's Law
Benford's Law -- an aspect of probability that states the digit "1" will appear more often than any other number in a large data set.
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Last Updated ( Monday, 30 October 2006 )
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Black Sox Scandal
Black Sox Scandal -- derogatory name given to the 1919 Chicage White Sox baseball team for allegedly throwing the 1919 World Series
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Last Updated ( Friday, 22 December 2006 )
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Black Swan Theory
Black Swan Theory -- concept developed by Nessim Teleb to define rare events outside regular circumstances.
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