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. More information
All the math
NUMB3RS has opened the eyes of many people to the ways math and 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 articles written by mathematicians and scientists explaining the concepts used in episodes.
Point Pattern Matching — if anyone has a simple to understand definition please let me know!
Gait Analysis — the measurement of a walking cycle plotted in three dimensions usually using a computer. More information
Asteroid Hermes — (69230 Hermes) When observed in 1937, it was the closest approach object to Earth More information
Trajectory — the path of an object as it moves through spaceMore information
Ideal Gas Law — a thermodynamic equation of a hypothetical gas composed of random, non-interacting particles More information
4d Mapping — creating a three dimensional movement map as a base and adding in a fourth variant in time
Jeopardy Surface — a three dimensional probability map defining where a target may live
Robert Evans — (1937 – ) an Australian born ameatur astronomer who holds the current record for visual discoveries of super novas More information
Retrograde Analysis — a method of game theory used in games such as chess that takes a known outcome and reconstructs the events that led to said outcomeMore information