MAT302H5 • Introduction to Algebraic Cryptography


(Cross list with CSC322H5) The course will take students on a journey through the methods of algebra and number theory in cryptography, from Euclid to Zero Knowledge Proofs. Topics include: block ciphers and the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES); algebraic and number-theoretic techniques and algorithms in cryptography, including methods for primality testing and factoring large numbers; encryption and digital signature systems based on RSA, factoring, elliptic curves and integer lattices; and zero-knowledge proofs.

Enrolment Limits
Priority is given to students enrolled in the Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics Specialist or Major programs.
Distribution Requirement
Total Instructional Hours
Mode of Delivery
In Class
Program Area
Mathematical Sciences