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Episode 411: Breaking Point--Explore the Math
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Episode 411: Breaking Point
Interactive Computations
Use the free Wolfram Mathematica Player to interact with the math behind NUMB3RS.
Scene 4:
                    CHARLIE
          It's simple.  Math "fits" our world
          to an uncanny degree.  It gives us
          a power of... prediction.

Trader Dynamics in Minimal Models of Financial Complexity »

Move the step slider to watch your trader think. Pick the rule he follows and the initial conditions for the first three days of the week. The trader looks back over the past three days in considering what to do. The big circles are states, like the emotions of the trader. He always starts in state 1 and then follows the arrows that correspond to the market movement (UP or DOWN) of the day under consideration.
Scene 4:
                    CHARLIE
          That's like looking at the universe
          and seeing nothing but gasses and
          dust.

Solar Neighborhood »

Leaving the Sun and traveling at the speed of light, it would take about 4.22 years to reach Proxima Centauri, the Sun's nearest neighbor and part of the star system Alpha Centauri.
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                    AMITA
          Wow.  That's a pretty large value
          for "n."
          
                    CHARLIE
          She had a lot of enemies.

Large Number Names »

American and British English maintain two incompatible systems for naming large numbers.
Scene 20:
Charlie walks through the hall, repeatedly glancing back at
David, who walks several steps behind him. Finally --
          
                    CHARLIE
          This is crazy having a bodyguard.
          Do you really have to lurk like
          that?
          
                    DAVID
          Yes.  I've got a better vantage
          point back here.  I can see more.

The Statue of Regiomontanus »

If you want a statue to look as big as possible, where should you stand? If you are too close, the statue will be foreshortened.
 
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