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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.


Critical Path
Critical Path -- a concept originating with the DuPont Corporation to organize and plan projects so they are completed on time and within budget
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Cryptography
Cryptography -- The conversion of information from it's normal form to an incomprehensible format
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Last Updated ( Sunday, 20 May 2007 )
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Curtate Cycloid
Curtate Cycloid -- defines the curve of a point inside a rolling circle
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Curvelet Analysis
Curvelet Analysis -- Basically curvelet gives you information about contours or lines in images, describing them in terms of location, direction, and offset as line segments.  The idea originated from Stanford Statistics Dept. by Prof. Donoho. (Thanks Nick for the definition info!)
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 02 January 2007 )
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D.B. Cooper
D.B. Cooper -- The alias given to a man who hijacked a Northwest Airlines plane in 1971 and escaped capture by parachuting out of the plane over Oregon.
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Danzig Wolfe Decomposition
Danzig Wolfe Decomposition -- in mathematics, an algorithm to transform a large linear programming problem into multiple smaller problems, which are solved in turn.
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Dark Matter
Dark Matter -- matter that cannot be directly observed, but its presence can be inferred based on its effect on surrounding objects.
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Last Updated ( Monday, 30 October 2006 )
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Data Mining
Data Mining -- searching large fields of data looking for patterns
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Last Updated ( Monday, 30 October 2006 )
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Decision Theory
Decision Theory -- making the optimal decision for a given event based on all known factors
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Last Updated ( Sunday, 18 November 2007 )
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Decision Tree
Decision Tree -- A way to graph decisions and possible consequences
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Last Updated ( Monday, 30 October 2006 )
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Deconvolution Algorithm
Deconvolution Algorithm -- An algorithm-based method for eliminating noise and improving the resolution of digital data.
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