The Numbers Behind Numb3rs
Solving Crime with Mathematics
Numbers Behind Numb3rs by Professor Keith Devlin
Book DescriptionThe 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780452288577
Paperback / softback
(204mm x 137mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 27-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: India
Books By Author Professor Keith Devlin
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One of the great math popularizers of our time, Devlin recreates the life and enduring legacy of a young Italian named Leonardo of Pisa (better known today as Fibonacci), an overlooked genius, and in the process makes clear how central numbers and mathematics are to our daily lives.
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