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Love for Research

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Damn, loved those college days. Spending minutes and hours into research. Subjects of interest – Cryptography, Finite automata, Graph theory… A number theory course taught me what numbers actually do. They do dance. Catch their steps and you’ll realise that there’s nothing more to life. Proving an angle cannot be tri-sected using a scale and a compass. The theories behind it will leave you dumbfounded.

Jump into the pool of Cryptography and you’ll find that its a sea. The concept of Zer0-knowledge proofs bowled me over. Another lovely question that caught my attention was this:

–> Construct a long-distance coin flip using any two-to-one trapdoor function. For example, suppose that two chess players at distant parts of the world are playing chess by mail or telephone and want a fair way to determine who plays white. Or suppose that when making preparations for an international ice-hockey match, representatives of the two teams decide to flip a coin to see which country hosts the match, without having to arrange a meeting to “flip the coin.” Interesting heh 🙂

Books of interest:
1) http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Abstract-Algebra/I-N-Herstein/e/9780471368793
2) http://www.springer.com/math/numbers/book/978-0-387-94293-3

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Written by abharath

August 25, 2008 at 7:25 pm

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