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Episode 407: Primacy--Explore the Math
Episode 407: Primacy
Interactive Computations
Use the free Wolfram Mathematica Player to interact with the math behind NUMB3RS.
Scene 5:
                    AMITA
          I'd prefer they stay focused on
          Combinatorial Matrix Theory.

3x3 Matrix Explorer »

Explore a variety of different matrix properties with this Demonstration.
Scene 12:
Amita spots another clue - a SHAPE painted on a door.

                    AMITA
          What do we think this shape means?

                    COLBY
          Argentina?

Cities of Countries »

View the locations, names, and populations of major cities of any country.
Scene 20:
                    LARRY
          I have received a tantalizing
          invitation to join the D Zero team
          searching for the Higgs boson.

                    CHARLIE
          The God Particle.  A continuation
          of your spiritual seeking as well
          as your quest for a Unified Theory?

Wave Functions of Identical Particles »

Explore quantum mechanical probability density for two particles in a one-dimensional quantum well with infinite walls. The axes correspond to the positions of the two particles.
Scene 36:
                    CHARLIE
          Not exactly.  Think of a train yard--

AUDIENCE VISION

BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF A TRAIN YARD WITH MULTIPLE TRACKS, SEVERAL
TRAINS ROLLING THROUGH.

                    CHARLIE (V.O.) (cont'd)
          Each player is a train coming into
          the yard and we send them through.
          But when Spectre's train approaches-

A SWITCH IS THROWN-- HEAVY METAL TRACK-SWITCHERS SWING INTO
MOTION, ALIGNING WITH A DIFFERENT TRACK, JUST IN TIME FOR AN
OMINOUS-LOOKING TRAIN TO BE DIVERTED TO A DEAD END.
END AUDIENCE VISION

                    CHARLIE (cont'd)
          We sidetrack him without affecting
          the rest of the players.

Two Trains Puzzle »

Two trains 100 kilometers apart head toward each other, each traveling at the same speed. A bumblebee zigzags from one to the other until they meet and it is squashed. How far does the bumblebee travel?
Scene 43:
                    CHARLIE
          Please, call me Charlie.  I've
          developed a new kind of math, a
          sort of calculus of human
          relationships-- based in Decision
          Theory it can help people choose
          better partners by predicting which
          couplings have the best chance of
          success.

Decisions Based on P-Values and Significance Levels »

Modify the P-value and significance level to better understand how their relationship determines the results of a hypothesis test.
 
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