MAT302H5 • Introduction to Algebraic Cryptography

Description

(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.

Prerequisites
Exclusions
Enrolment Limits
Priority is given to students enrolled in the Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics Specialist or Major programs.
Distribution Requirement
Science
Total Instructional Hours
36L/12T
Mode of Delivery
In Class
Program Area
Mathematical Sciences