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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.


Pursuit Curve
Pursuit Curve -- The path an object follows when chasing another object
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Last Updated ( Friday, 22 December 2006 )
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Pursuit Evasion
Pursuit Evasion -- any of a number of mathematical problems designed to track something within an environment
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Quadratic Discriminant Analysis
Quadratic Discriminant Analysis -- where it is assumed that there are only two classes of points, and that the measurements are normally distributed
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Last Updated ( Monday, 30 October 2006 )
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Quantum Entanglement
Quantum Entanglement -- in quantum mechanics: the idea that two objects can be described together even though they are separated in space.
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Last Updated ( Monday, 30 October 2006 )
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Quipu
Quipu -- a system of wool cords tied in knots developed by the Inca.  The cords acted as an accounting system and form of writing
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Radiocarbon Dating
Radiocarbon Dating -- a dating method that uses naturally occuring carbon-14 to determine the age of an object.
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Last Updated ( Monday, 30 October 2006 )
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson -- (1803-1882) American writer and leader of the Transcendental movement.
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Last Updated ( Sunday, 02 November 2008 )
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Random Match Probability
Random Match Probability -- used in relation to DNA evidence, to calculate the frequency of a random sample match in a population
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Last Updated ( Monday, 30 October 2006 )
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Rationality Theorem
Rationality Theorem -- Conceived by Graham Allison, the theorem states:
There exists no pattern of activity for which an imaginative analyst cannot write a large number of objective functions such that the pattern of activity maximizes each function. (source)

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Recommender System
Recommender System -- a series of general questions asked in order to link groups with similar tastes.
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Refraction
Refraction -- The bending of light as it passes from one medium to another.
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