The Mathematics of
Communication:keeping secrets | ||

Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Benjamin Franklin |

This is a annotated course diary of a course given twice during the academic year 1999-2000. This material is not principally intended for students, but is primarily directed at those who may want to teach such a course. The course covered some of the mathematics of communication and was directed at liberal arts students assuming only minimal math background. The top row of links below (History ... Outcomes) lead to more detailed information. Each meeting of the course is further described in the links below (Lecture #1 ... #28), along with material created to use in class and as homework. The support of the National Science Foundation (grant number DUE-9850071) for the preparation of much of this material is gratefully acknowledged. I would be happy if what is displayed here were used by others. Please let me know if this occurs. Thank you.

Stephen Greenfield, Math Department Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey e-mail address: greenfie@math.rutgers.edu home page: http://www.math.rutgers.edu/~greenfie |

How math is displayed here
The typesetting language TeX has been used to display mathematics. You
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A steganographic examplediscussed in Lecture #24 |
Secret sharing at Piscataway High School |
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The picture on this page was taken by D. Sontag on 10/21/1999.