2019-2020 University Catalog [under review] 
    
    Feb 15, 2019  
2019-2020 University Catalog [under review]
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MATH 171 - Mathematics of Cryptography


FDR: SC,
Credits: 4

Prerequisite: MATH 101 or 121. The history and application of cryptography. Topics include private-key codes, the ENIGMA machine and other WWII codes, public-key codes, and the RSA system. Appropriate mathematics is introduced, as necessary, to understand the construction and use of these codes. Several assignments are themselves in code, and students must decipher them just to find out what the homework is. Staff.




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