Apr 01, 2023
MATH 337 - Cryptological Mathematics
A mathematical look at code making and code breaking. Famous historical ciphers to be studied will include substitution, Hill, and Vigenere ciphers. Students will also investigate public key cryptography and signature authentication methods.
Prerequisites: MATH 260 and MATH 265 and MATH 272.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a mathematical understanding of various substitution ciphers.
- Demonstrate an understanding of Hill ciphers.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the Vigenere Cipher.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the number theory behind the RSA encryption/decryption algorithms.
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