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Invitation to Cryptology

ISBN-10: 0130889768
ISBN-13: 9780130889768
Edition: 2002
Authors: Thomas H. Barr
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Description: For a one-semester undergraduate-level course in Cryptology, Mathematics, or Computer Science. Designed for either the intelligent freshman (good at math) or for a low-level junior year first course, Cryptology introduces a wide range of up-to-date  More...

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Book details

List price: $117.80
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/31/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 396
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

For a one-semester undergraduate-level course in Cryptology, Mathematics, or Computer Science. Designed for either the intelligent freshman (good at math) or for a low-level junior year first course, Cryptology introduces a wide range of up-to-date cryptological concepts along with the mathematical ideas that are behind them. The new and old are organized around a historical framework. A variety of mathematical topics that are germane to cryptology (e.g., modular arithmetic, Boolean functions, complexity theory, etc.) are developed, but they do not overshadow the main focus of the text. Unlike other texts in this field, Cryptology brings students directly to concepts of classical substitutions and transpositions and issues in modern cryptographic methods.

Origins, Examples, and Ideas in Cryptology
A Crypto-Chronology
Cryptology and Mathematics: Functions
Crypto: Models, Maxims, and Mystique
Classical Cryptographic Techniques
Shift Ciphers and Modular Arithmetic
Affine Ciphers
More Modular Arithmetic
Substitution Ciphers
Transposition Ciphers
Polyalphabetic Substitutions
Probability and Expectation
The Friedman and Kasiski Tests
Cryptanalysis of the Vingenere Cipher
The Hill Cipher
Matrices
Symmetric Computer-Based Cryptology
Number Representation
Boolean and Numerical Functions
Computational Complexity
Stream Ciphers and Feedback Shift Registers
Block Ciphers
Hash Functions
Public-Key Cryptography
Primes, Factorization, and the Euclidean Algorithm
The Merkle-Hellman Knapsack
Fermat's Little Theorem
The RSA Public-Key Cryptosystem
Key Agreement
Digital Signatures
Zero-Knowledge Identification Protocols
Case Studies and Issues
Case Study I: DES
Case Study II: PGP
Public-Key Infrastructure
Law and Issues Regarding Cryptography
Glossary
Bibliography
Table of Primes
Answers to Selected Exercises
Index

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