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The Numbers Behind Numb3rs: Solving Crime with Mathematics

The Numbers Behind Numb3rs: Solving Crime with Mathematics

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By (author) Keith J Devlin, By (author) Gary Lorden

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  • Publisher: PLUME
  • Format: Paperback | 243 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 204mm x 14mm | 222g
  • Publication date: 27 April 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0452288576
  • ISBN 13: 9780452288577
  • Sales rank: 88,618

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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 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.

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