University of Calgary

PMAT 429 - Cryptography- Design an - Winter 2011

Review of basic algorithms and complexity. Designing and attacking public key cryptosystems based on number theory. Basic techniques for primality testing, factoring and extracting discrete logarithms. Elliptic curve cryptography. Additional topics may include, knapsack systems, zero knowledge, attacks on hash functions, identity based cryptography, and quantum cryptography. Prerequisite(s):Pure Mathematics 329 or 418.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-0)


This course will be offered next in Winter 2012.
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