Mathematical Cryptography

MATH 404

Mathematics of cryptography and some applications. Topics include finite fields, discrete logarithms, integer factorization and RSA, elliptic curve cryptography, hash functions, digital signatures, DES and AES. Open to students who have taken Mathematics 304. Prerequisite: Mathematics 221 or 218 or 216, Computer Science 101L or equivalent. Mathematics 401 or 501 would be useful.
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