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Math 418/818

Number Theory and Cryptography

Fall 2017

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Time: Mo 3:30-4:30, We 2:30-3:30, Thurs 4:30-5:30
Place: Room 126, Jeffery Hall

Instructor: Dr. Ernst Kani
Room 211, Jeffery Hall
Telephone: 533-2435
Email: kani@mast.queensu.ca

Office hours: Mo 4:30 - 5:00
Wed 3:30 - 4:30
Th 3:30 - 4:20


Marking scheme: 25% Assignments + 25% Project + 50% Exam

Assignments: Due Thursdays at 4:30
Textbook: N. Koblitz, A Course in Number Theory and Cryptography (Second Edition). Springer Verlag, New York, 1994.
PC software: MAPLE
installed on PC's in Rm 155, Jeffrey Hall


Course Outline

Chapter 1: Time estimates for doing arithmetic
Chapter 2: Public Key Cryptography
Chapter 3: Security (Attacks on Cryptosystems)
Chapter 4: Primality and Factoring
Chapter 5: Elliptic Curve Cryptography

List of handouts.


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