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MATH 437 - Cryptography and Codes

3 credits
An introduction to Algebraic Number Theory and with an emphasis on Cryptography and Codes.  Topics to be selected from integer representation; introduction to groups, rings, fields, and finite fields; factorization and factorization algorithms; classic and modern methods of encryption, elliptic curve cryptography, applications to public-key ciphers, finite and discrete probability distributions; random number generators; attacks on encryption systems; error correcting codes. Prerequisite(s): MATH 436   or MATH 536



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