Dec 10, 2022  
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MATH 436 - Number Theory and Cryptography

3 credits
An introduction to Number Theory and Computational Number Theory and the mathematical foundations of cryptography (classical cryptography; public key cryptography; cryptosystems; cryptographic protocols).  Topics to be selected from divisibility theory; primes and their distribution; primarily testing; factorization and factorization algorithms; computations with large integers (FFT), theory of congruences and applications; Euler's Theorem; primitive roots; quadratic reciprocity; arithmetic functions; Moebius inversion; zeta functions; introduction to cryptography; cryptographic  communications; and information security algorithms and protocols. Prerequisite(s): MATH 201   and CSC 250  



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