Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017
MTH 349 Cryptology
4 hours; 4 credits
Cryptology includes cryptography, cryptanalysis, and several other related problems. Cryptography is the art and science of concealing messages; cryptanalysis is the discovery of concealed messages. In this course, the students will learn several pre-cold-war systems of cryptography, the mathematics behind their crytanalysis; several modern systems, and understand why the modern systems do not suffer from the same defects.
Prerequisite: MTH 232
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