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Category Archives: modular arithmetic
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson is an interesting and informative novel tying together different generations of cryptography. A passage I found most interesting was in the chapter ‘Cycles’. In this chapter, Stephenson expands on the fundamental mathematics behind the Enigma machine: … Continue reading → Continue reading
A passage that I found especially intriguing in Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon, is when Waterhouse and Turning are on a bike ride in the English countryside. In these few complex mathematical pages, we are taught about modular arithmetic, which helps … Continue reading → Continue reading