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The Numbers Behind Numb3rs: Solving Crime with Mathematics

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The companion to the hit CBS crime series Numb3rs presents the fascinating way mathematics is used to fight real-life crime

Using the popular CBS prime-time TV crime series Numb3rs as a springboard, Keith Devlin (known to millions of NPR listeners as the Math Guy on NPRs Weekend Edition with Scott Simon) and Gary Lorden (the principal math advisor to Numb3rs) explain real-life mathematical techniques used by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to catch and convict criminals. From forensics to counterterrorism, the Riemann hypothesis to image enhancement, solving murders to beating casinos, Devlin and Lorden present compelling cases that illustrate how advanced mathematics can be used in state-of-the-art criminal investigations.

Synopsis:

The companion to the hit CBS crime series "Numb3rs" presents the fascinating way mathematics is used to fight real-life crime.

About the Author

KEITH DEVLIN is a regular contributor to NP‛s Weekend Edition. He is the executive director of Stanford Universit‛s Center for the Study of Language and Information and a consulting professor of mathematics at Stanford.

GARY LORDEN is the main mathematics consultant for the CBS TV show Numb3rs and a professor of mathematics at CalTech in Pasadena, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452288577
Author:
Keith Devlin and Gary Lorden
Publisher:
Plume Books
Author:
Devlin, Keith J.
Author:
Lorden, Gary
Author:
Devlin, Keith
Subject:
Applied
Subject:
Mathematical statistics
Subject:
Television - History & Criticism
Subject:
Criminal investigation
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mathematics-Applied
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
September 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.94x5.54x.60 in. .48 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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