Blog 8 – Where do I go from Here?

Coming into this class as a mathematics major has given me a different perspective on the books and the class as a whole. The reason that I have had and will retain an interest in computer science is because of the logic that is found in computer science and in the field of mathematics. For…

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Blog 6-Mathematics and Computer Science

Since my very first programming course I realized one large similarity between computer science and mathematics. This one similarity that the two share is logic. When we were reading the book Pattern in the Stone, the, I found the part on Booleans the most interesting. This area was interesting since it was in mathematic papers…

Blog 5-Making Meaning Tubes

Before I actually opened the book to read its content I read the summary of the book on the back cover and about the author. By reading the little bio about the author I knew I would most likely find the book more interesting than the first book called the Pattern on the Stone. The…

Blog 4-The Filter Bubble

Just looking at Netflix between my dad’s and mine profiles on the same account we have similar but yet quite different tastes in movies and TV shows. But looking at it in a bit more detail I noticed that the pictures for some of the same movies and shows are different or are updated at…

Blog 2 – Algorithms

The algorithm that caught my interest was the Agrawal-Kayal-Saxena primality test (also know as the AKS primality test or the cyclotomic AKS test). This test falls within the category of primality tests, which are used primarily in cryptography (wiki). The creators of the AKS primality test are Manendra Agrawal, Neeraj Kayal, and Nitin Saxena ("AKS…