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Special Topics in Algebra: Cryptology

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         C. Beaver, Winter 2011, Class Meets MWF 8-8:50am MNB 104

Course Materials

Text: Invitation to Cryptology, Thomas H. Barr, 2002

Calculator: A TI-84 calculator is highly recommended for this course. Please see me if you are purchasing a new calculator.

Course Resources

Syllabus

Course Assignments & Due Dates

Review Sheets: Problems
 
Review Sheets: Answers
 

Course Schedule of Assignments & Due Dates

Assignment

 

Due Date

Section Problems  

Chapter 1; p. 32
9, 10, 11,13,14,17, 22
 

Monday 1/10

1.1 (p.39)
24
 
Fri. 1/14
2.1 (p. 67)
1,6,11
 
2.2 (p. 80)
2, 3a-c, 5a-c, 8
 
Worksheet

(if you missed class Friday you need to do this one first: Codeword Worksheet)

 
Wed. 1/19
3.4 (p. 219)
2, 3ad, 4b, 5, 6a, 7 (show all work - an answer alone is not enough)
 
Mon. 1/24
3.5 (p. 232)
1,5
 
Fri. 1/28
Worksheets
3RoundFeistel Worksheet               SDES Worksheet
 
Mon. 1/31
 
Take Home Exam given Monday 1/31
 
Wed 2/2 8am
3.6
2b,3,4,5
 
Mon. 2/7
4.2 (p.272)
2,3abc,,4,7,9
 
Wed. 2/9
 

•  Factor the following numbers using (i) Fermat Factorization AND (ii) Pollard Rho factorization. Show all work an answer alone will receive no credit.

                      a)   2310 (just pollard rho for this one)

                      b)  6517

•  Section 4.1 in your book (p.260): 11, 16

•  Section 4.3 in your book (p. 284): 1ade, 2abcd, 3, 4a, 10a

 
Mon. 2/14
 
Outline of presentation due at the beginning of class - meet with Cheryl in class (see Milestones)
 
Wed. 2/16
4.4 (p. 293)
1b,2b,4b,5a,8,10 (show work!)
 
Fri. 2/18
 
DSA Workhseet
 
Mon. 2/21
 
Draft of presentation slides (see Milestones)
 
Wed. 2/23
4.5 (p.304)
4,5,6b,7b
 
Fri. 2/25
4.6 (p.312)
1,3 (the answer in the back of the book is wrong)5,6
 
Fri. 2/25