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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.


Earth Liberation Movement
Earth Liberation Movement -- This is probably based on the Earth Liberation Front, that "uses direct action in the form of economic sabotage to stop the exploitation and destruction of the natural environment"
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Last Updated ( Monday, 30 October 2006 )
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Econometrics
Econometrics -- giving empirical content to economic theory
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Last Updated ( Sunday, 05 November 2006 )
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Economic Modeling
Economic Modeling -- a theoretical representation of trends in an economy.
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Eigenface
Eigenface -- a set of vectors used to determine facial recognition
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Last Updated ( Monday, 30 October 2006 )
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Electricity
Electricity -- a basic term for the presence and flow of an electric charge
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Elevator Paradox
Elevator Paradox -- first noted by George Gamow and Miritz Stern to explain why the first elevator car seems to be traveling in the opposite direction of where a user is trying to reach.  They show a single elevator spends most of its time in the larger section of the building, and thus is more likely to approach from that direction when the prospective elevator user arrives.
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Entropy
Entropy -- a measurement of disorder within a system
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Last Updated ( Sunday, 11 January 2009 )
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Equivalent Retaliation Protocol
Equivalent Retaliation Protocol -- or "tit for tat" -- an aspect of game theory developed by Anton Rapoport in the 1980's.  It's a strategy for cooperative behavior in which an individual, at each stage, plays the action last played by another against it.
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Euclid's Orchard
Euclid's Orchard -- If you have an easy to understand definition, please email me!
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 28 November 2006 )
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Eugenics
Eugenics -- a social theory of manipulating the human species to improve it over generations
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Last Updated ( Monday, 30 October 2006 )
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Evolutionary Algorithm
Evolutionary Algorithm -- a search method inspired by the biological world that look for solutions on a population scale instead of on an individual scale.
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