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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.


Viterbi Algorithm
Viterbi Algorithm -- devised by Andrew Viterbi in 1967 to correct for bad communication connections, the algorithm looks for likely sequences within hidden states.
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VoIP
VoIP -- (Voice Over Internet Protocol) the ability to convert voice or fax calls into data packets for transmission over the Internet or other IP-based networks.
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Volume Rendering
Volume Rendering -- allows a three dimensional object to be viewed in a  two dimensional space from any angle.
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Voronoi Diagrams
Voronoi Diagrams -- (also called Dirichlet tessellations) defining a space into cells to determine distances of points within the space.
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Last Updated ( Sunday, 26 April 2009 )
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Wavelet Analysis
Wavelet Analysis -- A mathematical principle that cuts data into different frequency components then studies the components matched to its scale
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Last Updated ( Sunday, 26 April 2009 )
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Wheat and Chessboard Problem
Wheat and Chessboard Problem -- an example of a geometric series where each space on a chessboard has double the number of grains of wheat as the previous square
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Wright's Equation
Wright's Equation -- An equation devised by Sewell Wright in 1922 to measure the the inbreeding coefficient of an individual.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 07 January 2007 )
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