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||Short writing assignments||Course description|
for grading writing
||The answer to problem 6 in
section 2.5 of Barr is in the back of the book, but the explanation is
not. Write a short paper explaining this answer. Be sure to
see the grading criteria.
||grade drops by 1/3 for each day
|Nobel Conference Review
Attend at least one Nobel donference talk; fill out form. You may do more than one talk and get bonus points provided you've done a good job on filling out the form.
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The topic we will spend the most
this semester is cryptography, which is concerned with methods for
communicating secret information and keeping it secret. Both of
texts assume that the readers know and understand what secret
information is and why it should be kept secret. In this paper I
like you to explore this assumption.
What is a secret? What kinds of
need to be kept secret and why? In class, you and a partner came
with a list of questions, ideas, sources, etc. Write a 1 -
paper that summarizes your thinking about these questions.
Note that you are strongly encouraged to discuss this topic with other students, but each student should write his/her own paper. Be sure to cite your sources.
|No late assignments