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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.


Strong Law of Small Numbers
Strong Law of Small Numbers -- the idea that a small number may appear frequently simply because there are so few small numbers.
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Suduko
Suduko -- A grid puzzle game first popularized in Japan
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Last Updated ( Monday, 30 October 2006 )
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Sundial
Sundial -- A device used to measure time using the position of the sun.
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Last Updated ( Sunday, 05 November 2006 )
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Supply Chain Analysis
Supply Chain Analysis -- a way quantify information and look for trade offs within a network.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 02 November 2008 )
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Surf Forecasting
Surf Forecasting -- a technique of wave modeling developed by the US Navy to assist with beach landings
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Surface Tension
Surface Tension -- the attraction of molocules of a liquid based on the inward force worked upon by the molecules themselves.
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Last Updated ( Monday, 30 October 2006 )
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Swarm Bots
Swarm Bots -- a project in robotics to test the cooperative behaviors of the robots themselves and how they interact with their environment.
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Syndromic Surveillance
Syndromic Surveillance -- surveillance using health-related data that precede diagnosis and signal a sufficient probability of a case or an outbreak to warrant further public health response.
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Syzygy
Syzygy -- the alignment of three celestial bodies
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Tabu Search
Tabu Search -- an optimazation process first described by  Fred Glover in 1986 to allow an algorithm to remove past solutions to future iterations of the problem.
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Target Discrimination
Target Discrimination -- The ability of a system to find a specific target where multiple targets exist
Last Updated ( Sunday, 14 January 2007 )
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