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Applied Math

How to Make an Unbreakable Code

January 18, 2017

Throughout history, people have had a desire to keep certain information hidden from other people. Communications involving business transactions, national security, military plans, and even […]

Applied Math

The Power of a Mathematical Picture

December 22, 2016

If a picture is worth a thousand words, in mathematics, a picture can spawn a thousand ideas. A picture can provide deep understanding, prompt an idea or process to suddenly make sense, and lead the way to finally understanding a tricky piece of mathematics. […]
Classical Philosophy

Mathematics and Plato’s Guardians

December 14, 2016

In Plato’s Republic, the great philosopher lays out his thoughts and prescriptions for the best way to organize society. Power, he insists, should lie with […]

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