DynaLite Graduate Student Seminar Luke Shorty The Borrowing Problem and

DynaLite Graduate Student Seminar
The Borrowing Problem and
it’s potential as a cryptography scheme
Luke Shorty
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Montana State University
Monday, February 6, 4:10 – 5:00
2–244 Hurst Conference Room
I’d like to share with you all a little problem I encountered three years ago. It involves
simple arithmetic of whole numbers placed on the vertices of polygons. At least that’s
how it started. I’ll give you a general example and explanation of the problem on
an n-gon and then talk about the borrowing problem on n-dimensional simplex. If
there is enough time remaining, we will touch on the potential use of this problem as
a cryptography scheme.
You’ll Laugh, You’ll Cry, It’ll be better then Cats. PS We may solve world poverty as
well if all goes right.