Cryptology: The Mathematics of Secrecy and Security

FULL COURSE DESCRIPTION

Professor: Fabian Parsch
Subject: Mathematics
Course Code: MAT198H1F
Time: Wednesday 15:00 – 17:00

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.

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Pre-requisites:

High school level algebra.

Co-requisites:

none

Exclusions:

none

Recommended Preparation:

none

Breadth designation:

The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)

CR/NCR:

Not eligible for CR/NCR option

Restrictions:

Restricted to first-year students

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