Catalogue 2012 - 2013

MAMT 545 Cryptology


3 cr.

Course Description

This course presents the history of and the mathematics behind the major developments in cryptography and cryptanalysis over the centuries. Symmetric ciphers such as monoalphabetic, polyalphabetic, and polygraphic are covered, as well as the modern-day public-key cryptosystem known as RSA. Emphasis is placed on gaining a deeper understanding of the mathematics used in these cryptographic methods and of the statistical tools for cryptanalysis.