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Introduction to Cryptology

This course is an introduction to the mathematical theory of secure communication. Topics to be developed will include:

Course requirements include: weekly homework assignment (25%)s; two exams (50%); and a project to be done by each student or group of two students (25%). Course will involve some computer use. Mathematica is one possibility. (Alternatively, download

Useful Links as of January 2018 (these tend to go out of date!):

Home page for Introduction to Mathematical Cryptography, by Hoffstein, Pipher, and Silverman.

arXiV cryptology papers

IACR eprint archive and IACR

Certicom's Code and Cipher. See also their on-line tutorial on elliptic curve cryptology.

Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research

Cipher - IEEE Electronic Newsletter of the Technical Commitee on Security & Privacy

Cryptography Research, Inc. (Now Rambus)

Oded Goldreich Homepage Bruce Schneier Homepage Paul Kocher research links

NIST - National Institute of Standards and Technology

NSA - National Security Agency Cryptologic Heritage

Handbook of Applied Cryptology

Number theory links

General cryptology links (way out of date but there might be something there)

Big Number Calculator applet

RecordNations Encryption Learning Center

Basic Cryptanalysis -- 1990 U.S. Army Field Manual

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