Interactive Computations

Use the free Wolfram *Mathematica Player* to interact with the math
behind NUMB3RS.

Charlie enters, sees Don. CHARLIE Hey. What's up? DON There was a murder last night in Van Nuys and I'm hoping you can do that thing with the radius. CHARLIE An escape radius? Don, after this many hours, calculating the max travel distance won't give us -- DON I needsomething.

As a radius increases, the search space increases
by the radius squared. This Demonstration of the planets illustrates just how much larger an object can become with an
increase in radius.

LARRY I'm starting to suspect that I can no more live within the norms of their singular convention than light can escape the event horizon of a black hole.

This Demonstration shows a two-dimensional analog of four-dimensional spacetime curvature. This curvature is most
extreme around black holes.

AUDIENCE VISION A Rat travels through a maze. CHARLIE (V.O.) (cont'd) Like a rat in a maze, we have a set of known variables. We know the rat wants to escape the maze.

Create a customized maze.

CHARLIE I can use a simple Morphological Image Cleaning Algorithm to find the hidden message. CHARLIE (cont'd) The algorithm was originally intended to save corrupted images, but it's also useful to smooth out the grayscale image, removing the camouflage while revealing the thin features where a hidden message resides. DON How long will it take? CHARLIE Get a cup of coffee.

This Demonstration applies various deconvolution techniques to restore original images from blurred images. Mathematically, a linearly
degraded (blurred) image is defined as the convolution of the pristine image with a kernel function with additive noise. The problem is to find a best estimate of the
pristine image from the noisy blurred data when the noise function is unknown.