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message 1: by Elaine, Approximately Normal. (last edited Mar 30, 2009 08:37AM) (new)

Elaine (Caladhiel) | 108 comments Mod
General discussion!


message 2: by Elaine, Approximately Normal. (new)

Elaine (Caladhiel) | 108 comments Mod
I'm currently watching the first season of Numb3rs, but I didn't watch the very first show because of the topic. Was it just me, or does Rossmo's formula look really impressive?! =) I thought it was really funny how he tested out of his math course in the second week of the semester with 100%! Genius. :P


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Where do you watch it?


message 4: by Elaine, Approximately Normal. (new)

Elaine (Caladhiel) | 108 comments Mod
We are actually renting the DVDs from NetFlix, but you can also just watch them online (at the website posted by the group name). It's so much fun to go back and see how it all started! Charlie is really different, but in a good way! :)


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Oh, okay! I was just a little curios.


message 6: by Miss Clark (new)

Miss Clark (miss_clark) | 27 comments Very interesting chapter and I was surprised to realize how much of the math is "real", even if it could not always be used in the same manner and rarely within the time constraints of the show, but accurate nonetheless.


message 7: by Elaine, Approximately Normal. (new)

Elaine (Caladhiel) | 108 comments Mod
Yeah, I know. All of the math was so cool!


message 8: by Elaine, Approximately Normal. (new)

Elaine (Caladhiel) | 108 comments Mod
Miss Clark wrote: Favorite chapters were on game theory and cracking the casino/ card counting, etc. Those were very interesting chapters, as was the Bayesian filter chapter. And I liked in the appendix how they broke down the math used in each episode.


message 9: by Elaine, Approximately Normal. (new)

Elaine (Caladhiel) | 108 comments Mod
I decided that this book only needed one discussion topic. So you can use this topic to discuss any chapter or idea in the book. Note on the comment above: I just copy and pasted Miss Clark's comment on the general discussion topic into this topic.


message 10: by Miss Clark (new)

Miss Clark (miss_clark) | 27 comments Thanx.



message 11: by Elaine, Approximately Normal. (new)

Elaine (Caladhiel) | 108 comments Mod
No problem!


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