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  • Numb3rs: Radiocarbon Dating Explanation

    carbon dating
    exponential decay
    compound interest
    nuclear chemistry
    Charlie explains radiocarbon dating and how it is used to calculate the approximate age of an object. To make his explanation more concrete, he uses an analogy involving a refrigerator and the number of ice cubes in it.

  • Numb3rs: Turing Test and Chinese Room Experiment

    turing test
    philosophy of artificial intelligence
    artificial intelligence
    Describes the Chinese room experiment and how it is an example of the Turing test.

  • Numb3rs: Monty Hall Problem

    dependent events
    monty hall problem
    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

    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

    ultimatum game
    Charlie plays the Ultimatum game with Nikki to demonstrate that people's responses to unfair treatment are not logical.