Also please share any cool math-related resources you know — I want to learn as much as I can!
@acciomath What kinds of math are you interested in? What have you studied so far?
@axiom I am interested in basically everything, to be honest. In school, I have only studied up to single-variable calculus (AP Calc BC, if you know what that is).
@acciomath I do know what that is. You should study abstract algebra and linear algebra. I recommend Artin's book, "Algebra". This field is the foundation of essentially all of modern mathematics. Once you have studied that you will have much more freedom to learn about other areas of math.
@axiom That looks quite interesting, thanks!
@axiom However, I do have a particular fascination with cryptography
@acciomath Me too! Unfortunately I don't have any reading recommendation to give you.
@axiom Ah well
@acciomath @axiom For #cryptography, you have to also study Computer Science, both #combinatorial and #formally #logical part — #algebra alone is not enough, it doesn't account for the #computational #complexity aspect of all the constructions.
Some basic and then #algebraic #topology would also be in order, but it's utility to cryptography is less obvious.
@axiom @acciomath I'm thinking along the lines of approximating the discrete constructions by a continuous ones, asymptotics. And making some use of the "topological" theory of differential equations (non/existence of solutions has a topological nature). While algebraic topology serves as a tool for reasoning about the invariants.
I presume there is a more direct connection, but I cant give a concrete examples.
BP was just an example, to illustrate the idea how "continuous" math may be useful to "discrete" one, assuming cryptography is an applied discrete math.
I'm sure there are more examples.
How AT is useful to the continuous math should be more or less obvious.
I don't know of a more direct connection between AT and DM, but I "expect" something to be there… — Of course that doesn't count as a proof.
P.S. And that's besides HoTT/UVF and ECC/ASC.
Also, you should know that many major universities present courses you can audit for nothing including lab notes.
search term is mooc or moocs
You can help yourself to better hits using your own specific search terms in the kind of maths you like.
@acciomath @saxnot If you speak German, I can recommend this youtubeplaylist about cryptography to you: https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNmsVeXQZj7pWwFv5APk240hrehtCJae-
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