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Mathematics (MATH)

School of Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Science

MATH 3809 [0.5 credit]

Introduction to Number Theory and Cryptography

Congruences, distribution of primes, general cryptographic systems, public key cryptographic systems and authentification using number theory, primality testing and factoring in relation to cryptography, continued fractions and Diophantine equations.
Prerequisites: MATH 2108 or MATH 3101 or MATH 2100; knowledge of a computer language.
Lectures three hours a week and one hour tutorial.

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