In Spring 2017 I am teaching:
MATH 302 - Department Seminar. a seminar devoted to understanding the formulation and solution of mathematical problems. We will study, from a mathematical as well as a historical viewpoint, how mathematics advances as a discipline--what mathematicians do. The course will largely be in a seminar format. We will be using the book, "Mathematics and Its History, ThirdEdition", by John Stillwell.
MATH 408 - Mathematical Cryptology. We will use the textbook, "An Introduction to Mathematical Cryptography", by Jeffrey Hoffstein, Jill Pipher, and Joseph Silverman. We will also use references available over the internet: in particular, the Handbook of Applied Cryptography by Alfred J. Menezes, Paul C. van Oorschot and Scott A. Vanstone. If you have questions, you may contact me by e-mail. I check my mail regularly, so this is an excellent way to reach me, and I am always happy to hear from you.
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