The Numbers Behind NUMB3RS

The Numbers Behind NUMB3RS

Solving Crime With Mathematics

Book - 2007
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Explores how advanced mathematics is used to solve criminal cases, discussing geographic profiling, statistics, finding patterns, changepoint detection, Bayesian inference, DNA profiling, codes, fingerprints, risk analysis, counterterrorism, and other techniques.
Publisher: New York : Plume, ©2007
ISBN: 9780452288577
Branch Call Number: 363.25 D497n 2007
Characteristics: x, 243 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Lorden, Gary
Alternative Title: Numbers behind numbers


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Sep 05, 2018

Enjoyable book by Stanford mathematics professor and NPR commentator, Keith Devlin, about mathematics and the then hit TV series Numb3rs. Although some of the math went right by me, Devlin is very good at explaining complex subject matter to the lay person. The discussions about prime numbers and encryption were especially interesting and I only wish there were updates to this book, which is 11 years old.


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