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The numbers behind NUMB3RS : solving crime with mathematics

Author: Keith J Devlin; Gary Lorden
Publisher: New York : Plume, ©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.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keith J Devlin; Gary Lorden
ISBN: 0452288576 9780452288577
OCLC Number: 124031891
Description: x, 243 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Finding the hot zone : criminal geographic profiling --
Fighting crime with statistics 101 --
Data mining : finding meaningful patterns in masses of information --
When does the writing first appear on the wall? changepoint detection --
Image enhancement and reconstruction --
Predicting the future : Bayesian inference --
DNA profiling --
Secrets--
making and breaking codes --
How reliable is the evidence? doubts about fingerprints --
Connecting the dots : the math of networks --
The prisoner's dilemma, risk analysis, and counterterrorism --
Mathematics in the courtroom --
Crime in the casino : using math to beat the system.
Other Titles: Numbers behind numbers
Responsibility: Keith Devlin, Gary Lorden.
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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.

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