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MATH 418 Number Theory and Cryptography

MATH 418  Number Theory and Cryptography  Units: 3.00  

Time estimates for arithmetic and elementary number theory algorithms (division algorithm, Euclidean algorithm, congruences), modular arithmetic, finite fields, quadratic residues. Simple cryptographic systems; public key, RSA. Primality and factoring: pseudoprimes, Pollard's rho-method, index calculus. Elliptic curve cryptography.

Learning Hours: 120 (36 Lecture, 84 Private Study)  
Requirements: Prerequisite MATH 210 or (MATH 211 with permission of the Department).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  

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The department offers a selection of courses from the following list each academic year.  Course offerings for the current academic year can be found on the  Department of Mathematics and Statistics website .