The purpose of this reviewarticle is to serve as an introduction and at the same time, as an invitation to the theory of towers of function fields over finite fields. More specifically, we treat here the case of explicit towers; i.e., towers where the function fields are given by explicit equations. The asymptotic behaviour of the genus and of the...

Algebraic geometry has found fascinating applications to coding theory
and cryptography in the last few decades. This book aims to provide the
necessary theoretical background for reading the contemporary literature on
these applications. An aspect that we emphasize, as it is very useful for
the applications, is the interplay between...

This is the first existing volume that collects lectures on this important and fast developing subject in mathematics. The lectures are given by leading experts in the field and the range of topics is kept as broad as possible by including both the algebraic and the differential aspects of noncommutative geometry as well as recent applications to...

Computational intelligence (CI), as an alternative to statistical and econometric approaches, has been applied to a wide range of economics and finance problems in recent years, for example to price forecasting and market efficiency.

This book contains research ranging from applications in financial markets and business administration to...

"This book presents a large number of probabilistic aspects of cryptographic systems . All the classical statistical tests on random sequences are motivated and precisely detailed here. This book is surely a valuable companion to the NIST standard reference ." (Jérémie Bourdon, Mathematical...

This book is one of a series written by professional mathematicians in order to make some important mathematical ideas interesting and understandable to a large audience of high school students and laymen. Most of the volumes in the New Mathematical Library cover topics not usually included in the high school curriculum; they vary in difficulty,...

Welcome to the Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Advanced
Software Engineering and Its Applications (ASEA 2010) – one of the partnering events
of the Second International Mega-Conference on Future Generation Information
Technology (FGIT 2010).

ASEA brings together researchers from academia and industry...

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This text is intended for a one-semester introductory course in computer
science. It presents a breadth-first overview of the discipline that assumes no
prior background in computer science, programming, or mathematics. It is
appropriate for use in a service course for students not majoring in computer
science. It is also appropriate...

As future generation information technology (FGIT) becomes specialized and fragmented, it is easy to lose sight that many topics in FGIT have common threads and, because of this, advances in one discipline may be transmitted to others. Presentation of recent results obtained in different disciplines encourages this interchange for the...

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