Department of Mathematics

Van Vleck Hall, 480 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI

Math 435: Introduction to Cryptography

Student Body: 

Students in Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Electrical and Computer Engineering

Background and Goals: 

Cryptography is the art and science of transmitting digital information in a secure manner. Provides an introduction to its technical aspects.



Subsequent Courses: 


Course Content: 
  • Substitution ciphers, affine ciphers, the Vigenere cipher, Feistel ciphers
  • DES, AES
  • Modern cryptographic systems and underlying mathematics: modular arithmetic, prime number theory, factorization theory, group theory, field theory, public key cryptosystems.
  • Cryptographic protocols
  • Pseudo-random sequences
3. (N-A)
(MATH 320, 340, 341, or 375) or graduate or professional standing or member of the Pre-Masters Mathematics (Visiting International) Program

UW-Madison Department of Mathematics
Van Vleck Hall
480 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI  53706

(608) 263-3054

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