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An Overview of Cryptography. 1.

An Overview of Cryptography

INTRODUCTION Does increased security provide comfort to paranoid people? Or does security provide some very basic protections that we are naive to believe that we don't need? During this time when the Internet provides essential communication between tens of millions of people and is being increasingly used as a tool for commerce, security becomes a tremendously important issue to deal with. There are many aspects to security and many applications, ranging from secure commerce and payments to private communications and protecting passwords. One essential aspect for secure communications is that of cryptography, which is the focus of this chapter. Think or Thwim » Mathematical Porn.


Bill the Lizard: Six Visual Proofs. Weierstrass functions. Weierstrass functions are famous for being continuous everywhere, but differentiable "nowhere".

Weierstrass functions

Here is an example of one: It is not hard to show that this series converges for all x. In fact, it is absolutely convergent. It is also an example of a fourier series, a very important and fun type of series. It can be shown that the function is continuous everywhere, yet is differentiable at no values of x. PatrickJMT.