#### The Numbers Behind NUMB3RS

by Keith J. Devlin, Gary Lorden

**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.

#### The Numbers Behind NUMB3RS

by Keith Devlin, Gary Lorden

**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.

#### Charlie Numbers and the Man in the Moon

by Ben Mezrich, Tonya Mezrich

**Charlie is recruited to use his mathematical prowess to discover what happened to a box of stolen moon rocks in this follow up to**

*Bringing Down the Mouse*.The Kid: Charlie Lewis, a.k.a. Numbers. The smartest kids in sixth grade. Charlie sees the world as a series of math problems—ones that can be solved, if you know the right equations.

The Team: The Whiz Kids. Charlie’s best friends are joining him undercover to recover missing moon rocks, which have disappeared from NASA’s vaults.

The Target: Aerospace Infinity, the company owned by former astronaut Buzz Caldwell and hosting organization of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum’s paper airplane contest. Working together, the Whiz Kids must master the principles of aerodynamics, wind science, and gravity to win the contest to get closer to their target.

The Catch: Nothing is ever as it seems, and Charlie suspects the mission is being led by someone who isn’t what she claims to be. And messing with the government could jeopardize their futures…

#### Mathematics and the Search for Knowledge

by Morris Kline

#### Retire the Colors

by Dario DiBattista

#### The Man of Numbers

by Keith Devlin

#### Mathematics

by Keith J. Devlin

*Mathematics: The New Golden Age* offers a glimpse of the extraordinary vistas and bizarre universes opened up by contemporary mathematicians: Hilbert’s tenth problem and the four-color theorem, Gaussian integers, chaotic dynamics and the Mandelbrot set, infinite numbers, and strange number systems. Why a “new golden age”? According to Keith Devlin, we are currently witnessing an astronomical amount of mathematical research. Charting the most significant developments that have taken place in mathematics since 1960, Devlin expertly describes these advances for the interested layperson and adroitly summarizes their significance as he leads the reader into the heart of the most interesting mathematical perplexities — from the biggest known prime number to the Shimura-Taniyama conjecture for Fermat’s Last Theorem.

Revised and updated to take into account dramatic developments of the 1980s and 1990s, *Mathematics: The New Golden Age* includes, in addition to Fermat’s Last Theorem, major new sections on knots and topology, and the mathematics of the physical universe.

Devlin portrays mathematics not as a collection of procedures for solving problems, but as a unified part of human culture, as part of mankind’s eternal quest to understand ourselves and the world in which we live. Though a genuine science, mathematics has strong artistic elements as well; this creativity is in evidence here as Devlin shows what mathematicians do — and reveals that it has little to do with numbers and arithmetic. This book brilliantly captures the fascinating new age of mathematics.

#### The Numbers Game

by Michael Blastland, A. W. Dilnot

Drawing on their hugely popular BBC Radio 4 show “More or Less, ,” journalist Michael Blastland and internationally known economist Andrew Dilnot delight, amuse, and convert American mathphobes by showing how our everyday experiences make sense of numbers.

The radical premise of “The Numbers Game” is to show how much we already know, and give practical ways to use our knowledge to become cannier consumers of the media. In each concise chapter, the authors take on a different theme?such as size, chance, averages, targets, risk, measurement, and data?and present it as a memorable and entertaining story.

If you?ve ever wondered what ?average? really means, whether the scare stories about cancer risk should convince you to change your behavior, or whether a story you read in the paper is biased (and how), you need this book. Blastland and Dilnot show how to survive and thrive on the torrent of numbers that pours through everyday life. It’s the essential guide to every cause you love or hate, and every issue you follow, in the language everyone uses.

#### Mathematics in Popular Culture

by Jessica K. Sklar, Elizabeth S. Sklar

*Good Will Hunting, A Beautiful Mind*, and

*Stand and Deliver*, the stage plays

*Breaking the Code*and

*Proof*, the novella

*Flatland*and the hugely successful television crime series

*NUMB3RS*all weave mathematics prominently into their storylines. Less obvious but pivotal references to the subject appear in the blockbuster TV show

*Lost*, the cult movie

*The Princess Bride*, and even Tolstoy’s

*War and Peace*. In this collection of new essays, contributors consider the role of math in everything from films, baseball, crossword puzzles, fantasy role-playing games, and television shows to science fiction tales, award-winning plays and classic works of literature. Revealing the broad range of intersections between mathematics and mainstream culture, this collection demonstrates that even “mass entertainment” can have a hidden depth.