Cryptology: The Mathematics of Secrecy and Security
FULL COURSE DESCRIPTION
Course Code: MAT198H1S
Time: Thursday 13:00 – 15:00
How do we send our own confidential information through secure channels, and how can we break codes to uncover the secret information of our adversaries? The mathematical field of cryptology is dedicated to answering such questions. In this course we will study breakthroughs in cryptology, from secret messages in the ancient world and the Enigma cipher in World War II, to modern cryptosystems that facilitate online commerce. Along the way, you will develop a sophisticated understanding of how numbers interact and develop the ability to communicate messages secretly and mathematics clearly.
GOOD TO KNOW
High school level algebra.
The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
Not eligible for CR/NCR option
Restricted to first-year students