Random Curves

Journeys of a Mathematician

  • Neal┬áKoblitz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Pages 1-8
  3. Pages 9-19
  4. SDS
    Pages 21-46
  5. Pages 47-62
  6. Pages 63-83
  7. Pages 85-94
  8. Pages 95-122
  9. Pages 123-162
  10. Pages 163-193
  11. Pages 195-225
  12. Pages 227-252
  13. Pages 253-276
  14. Pages 277-296
  15. Pages 297-329
  16. Pages 331-352
  17. Pages 353-374
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 375-392

About this book

Introduction

These autobiographical memoirs of Neal Koblitz, coinventor of one of the two most popular forms of encryption and digital signature, cover many topics besides his own personal career in mathematics and cryptography - 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.

The stories speak for themselves and reflect the experiences of a student and later a scientist caught up in the tumultuous events of his generation.

Keywords

Koblitz cryptography digital signature education encryption history of science mathematics

Authors and affiliations

  • Neal┬áKoblitz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-74078-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-74077-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-74078-0
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