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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Plume Books; First Printing edition (28 Aug. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0452288576
  • ISBN-13: 978-0452288577
  • Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 1.4 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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As a teacher, I became intrigued with the TV series. As a mentor to several young math teachers, I encouraged them to select clips from the episodes to demonstrate to HS students that there were many applications of the math concepts they were learning in class. The book is rather complex unless one is really into numbers and how they apply to todays world. --By Lauralee Barton on 13 March 2015

I watch the show when I have the chance. Someone gave it to me as a Christmas gift and to be honest I really wasn't going to read it but I was on vacation and bored. Imagine my surprise when I couldn't put it down. It explains the math techniques used by law enforcement agencies to catch criminals. It's written in a matter of fact way and doesn't get bogged down with math theory. It shows how math can be applied to real life. As an elementary math teacher, I use the show to get my students excited about math...that yes, in fact we do use math everyday without realizing it. It makes it real for my students and the majority of my students love math as much as I do. I'd like to point out that this method doesn't solve crimes but it just points you in the direction of possible suspects. Only a confession or evidence can convict..a person of a crime. I would definitely recommend the book. --By Stampedecheer98 on 19 January 2010

An odd book, but, nevertheless, as good as any Sherlock Holmes tale you will ever read. Detective themes and challenges for those of us inclined to be curious and intellectual simultaneously. Better clear your schedule for the day you start reading this book because you will not be able to put it down. --By Dr.G. on 16 August 2014

About the Author

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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We all use math every day... and this book tells us how!! As a big fan of the Numb3rs TV show, I found this book really interesting. It links well with the TV series, and there are some interesting real world examples. The maths was well explained, and at a high enough level to be of interest to someone with some knowledge of maths (as I have), without being unintelligible to someone without any such background. It was an enjoyable read and has inspired me to find out more, and should the authors write any further books linking to the later series of Numb3rs, I would definitely buy those as well. If you like Numb3rs (the TV show) or just plain numbers, then this is the book for you!
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I'm a computer science student and found this book is not only relevant to mathematics but also to a lot of branches of computer science such as A.I and data mining.

In fact most of the methods discussed in this book are relevant to computer science. I would strongly recommend it to anyone studying in this field as well as anyone with an interest in how many aspects of mathematics that can be used to solve crime are combined with computer science.
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I've been disappointed by several 'science behind the film' books but this one is one is exceptional. The authors take one or another unlikely episode from the series and take a really interesting ramble through, and extrapolations from, the relevant math. They are not afraid to say that this bit of math is going to be too difficult to explain in less than 250 pages . . . but this is the gist, or this is something similar. Hats off.
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