Math 440 Course Page

Special Topics in Algebra: Cryptology

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 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 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