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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.


SIR Model
SIR Model -- an epidemiological model that computes the theoretical number of people infected with a contagious illness in a closed population over time.
Last Updated ( Monday, 30 October 2006 )
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Small World Problem
Small World Problem -- a series of experiments put forth by Stanley Milgram as a way to test the interconnectedness of social networks in the United States.
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Soap Bubble Theory
Soap Bubble Theory --
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Last Updated ( Monday, 30 October 2006 )
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Social Image Typology
Social Image Typology -- an aspect of game theory dealing with incomplete information
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Social Network Analysis
Social Network Analysis -- analysis of social patterns to discover commonalities
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Last Updated ( Sunday, 28 March 2010 )
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Social Security Number
Social Security Number -- a unique number issued by the United States government to citizens for tracking tax payments and distributions of social security benefits.
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Last Updated ( Monday, 30 October 2006 )
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Sorry Wrong Number
"Sorry Wrong Number" -- 1948 movie starring Barbara Stanwyck. Ms. Stanwyck was nominated for a Oscar for this role.
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Spanish Flu
Spanish Flu -- a pandemic flu in 1918 and 1919 that is estimated to have killed more than 20 million people world-wide.
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Spectral Representation Synthesis
Spectral Representation Synthesis -- if someone has a simple definition for this, please let me know.
Squawk Code
Squawk Code -- To transmit an assigned code via a transponder; for aircraft this code is used for identification on radar.
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Last Updated ( Saturday, 31 March 2007 )
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State Diagram
State Diagram -- a graph whose nodes are states and whose directed arcs are transitions labeled by event names.
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