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2009

Physical Sciences and Mathematics

University of Redlands

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Factoring Large Numbers With Continued Fractions, Matthew S. Frey Jan 2009

Factoring Large Numbers With Continued Fractions, Matthew S. Frey

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The goal of my project was to gain a better understanding of the CFRAC algorithm and to be able to share my knowledge of factorization of large numbers as it relates to the national security of our country. In order to complete my goal I conducted research of the field of mathematics with a specific exploration of the CFRAC algorithm. With RSA being publicly described in 1977, major breakthroughs were established in message encryption. My goal was to find out if it was possible to crack the RSA code through utilization of CFRAC. In order to do this, I needed ...