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.