I'm writing a high school math paper on RSA and I'm wondering if it's possible to relate calculus to RSA. Is calculus used for any part of RSA? It can be for proving equations/theorems, for generating keys, for cracking RSA, etc.
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Generally, no. There is no calculus in the design and implementation of the RSA. There are two things that could add some analysis in the whole scheme of things:
You can see that calculus is not directly connected to the RSA cryptosystem but there are some fundamentals that need calculus to be proven.
The quote below is generally true: