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  • Numb3rs: Radiocarbon Dating Explanation

    Anthropology → Archaeology → Radiocarbon Dating
    Chemistry → Nuclear Chemistry → Radiocarbon Dating
    Explains what radiocarbon dating is and how it is used to detect the approximate age of an object. The clip uses an excellent refrigerator and ice analogy to help conceptualize radiocarbon dating.

  • Numb3rs: Turing Test and Chinese Room Experiment

    Artificial Intelligence → Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence → Turing Test
    Describes the Chinese room experiment and how it is an example of the Turing test.

  • Numb3rs: Monty Hall Problem

    Decision-making → Game Theory → Monty Hall Problem
    Math → Probability → Dependent Events
    The teacher poses to his students the Monty Hall problem, which investigates the probability of choosing a correct answer given three options and the subsequent probability of changing the original choice. The teacher explains why his students' instincts are not correct.

  • Numb3rs: Spherical Astronomy Example

    Science → Astronomy → Spherical Astronomy
    The characters use Spherical Astronomy to calculate the latitude and longitude of a location using only a few pictures and their timestamps.

  • Numb3rs: Ultimatum Game Example

    Decision-making → Game Theory → Ultimatum Game
    Charlie plays the Ultimatum game with Nikki to demonstrate that people's responses to unfair treatment are not logical.