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The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

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In his first book since the bestselling Fermat’s Enigma, Simon Singh offers the first sweeping history of encryption, tracing its evolution and revealing the dramatic effects codes have had on wars, nations, and individual lives. From Mary, Queen of Scots, trapped by her own code, to the Navajo Code Talkers who helped the Allies win World War II, to the incredible (and incredibly simple) logisitical breakthrough that made Internet commerce secure, The Code Book tells the story of the most pow…

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What intuitively obvious mathematical statements are false?(r/math)

It’s a great analogy. If you’d like to see more like this, check out The Code Book, by Simon Singh. In fact, he uses this very analogy in his public key chapter.

It’s an absolutely fantastic read. I can’t keep my hands on it- I keep giving my copy away to share it with people, then buying a new one.

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What intuitively obvious mathematical statements are false?

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