Monthly Archives: December 2014

RSA encryption from a novice point of view – 1

I mentioned in a previous post that I covered RSA encryption in the liberal arts math course I teach.  It was part of a progression of exposing the students to larger and larger finite numbers before tackling the concept of infinity. … Continue reading

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Large numbers and abstraction in mathematics – a musing

It’s been some time since I’ve written on this blog.  So it’s appropriate I talk about large numbers.  I currently teach sections of a mathematics class for liberal arts students.  This means that they are not typically Science, Technology, Education … Continue reading

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