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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. Dresden. Planned Offering: Offered in the spring term when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.




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