128 страниц. 2013 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing Random number generation is an important topic due to its applications in cryptography and simulation. There is a dearth of books exclusively dealing with the problem of random number generation. The problem of random number generation is broadly classified into true and pseudo random number generation. We present a good introduction to and critical review of the problem of pseudo random number generation(PRNG). We also include a novel algorithm Providence and its comparison with state of the art PRNG algorithms.