Tag: Mathematics

• How to brute force a tower with blocks.

Today I am working on a summation problem made to look like building a tower out of cubic bricks. It’s fun to brute force sometimes.

• Two-Sum Problem

Coming back to Rust code after a bit of a hiatus with a simple problem… The Two-sum problem. Finding numbers in an array. Yay, fun.

• Day 13: RSA Encryption

At last we finally have the great reveal, our mystery project was implementing RSA encryption in rust.

• Day 12: Modular exponentiation

We build the final piece of our mystery project, a function that computes modular exponentiation. Come on in, we have large numbers.

• Day 11: Modular Multiplicative Inverse

We build another part of the mystery project by creating a function that calculates the modular multiplicative inverse of a number.

• Day 10: Least Common Multiple

We continue our mystery project by calculating the Least Common Multiple. We also bump into the Euclidean algorithm along the way.

• Day 9: Rust Primality Test

The first task in a new project which shall remain unnamed until it’s ready is a primality test, i.e. checking if a number is prime.

• Determinant

In mathematics, a determinant is a special number that you can calculate for square matrices. It’s special because it is only nonzero if and only if the matrix is invertible and the linear map represented by the matrix is an isomorphism. That’s a lot of big words don’t you think? For today’s problem, we don’t…

• Code Corner: Long Factorials

Long Factorials Calculating the factorials is one of the most basic algorithms out there. It’s so basic it’s actually used to teach a harder concept, recursion. I’m explaining this so that I can get away with using the 2-minute explanation of both concepts. Let me know if you’d be interested in a deeper dive. Recursion…

• Mathematics

Mathematics is fun… I hope. Last August I wrote a quick post about how I was going back to school to do Mathematics and Statisticsâ€¦ it’s official, I’m back in school. I’m currently taking the B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the University of South Africa. Yay. Th application and registration process came with…