9780452288577

The Numbers Behind NUMB3RS Solving Crime with Mathematics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780452288577

  • ISBN10:

    0452288576

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-08-28
  • Publisher: Plume
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Summary

The companion to the hit CBS crime series Numb3rspresents the fascinating way mathematics is used to fight real-life crime Using the popular CBS prime-time TV crime series Numb3rsas a springboard, Keith Devlin (known to millions of NPR listeners as the Math Guy” on NPR’s 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.

Author Biography

KEITH DEVLIN is a regular contributor to NPR-'s Weekend Edition. He is the executive director of Stanford University-'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.

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