Random Curves: Journeys of a Mathematician / Edition 1

Random Curves: Journeys of a Mathematician / Edition 1

by Neal Koblitz
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540740775

ISBN-13: 9783540740773

Pub. Date: 12/05/2007

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Neal Koblitz is a co-inventor of one of the two most popular forms of encryption and digital signature, and his autobiographical memoirs are collected in this volume. Besides his own personal career in mathematics and cryptography, Koblitz details his travels to the Soviet Union, Latin America, Vietnam and elsewhere; political activism; and academic controversies

Overview

Neal Koblitz is a co-inventor of one of the two most popular forms of encryption and digital signature, and his autobiographical memoirs are collected in this volume. Besides his own personal career in mathematics and cryptography, Koblitz details his travels to the Soviet Union, Latin America, Vietnam and elsewhere; political activism; and academic controversies relating to math education, the C. P. Snow "two-culture" problem, and mistreatment of women in academia. These engaging stories fully capture the experiences of a student and later a scientist caught up in the tumultuous events of his generation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540740773
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
12/05/2007
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Early Years.- Harvard.- SDS.- The Army.- Spring of 1972.- Academics.- The Soviet Union.- Racism and Apartheid.- Vietnam Part I.- Vietnam Part II.- Nicaragua and Cuba.- El Salvador and Peru.- Two Cultures.- Cryptography.- Education.- Arizona.

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