Topics in Number Theory: Quadratic Field Cryptography
Instructor: Joshua Holden
Office Phone: 877-8320
look like primes to
What about these:
do you tell whether a complex number is prime, anyway?
Do these complex numbers:
look like the
beginnings of a secret code?
The official prerequisite for this class is DISCO II (Math 375) or
Number Theory (Math 378). If you have had DISCO I but not
DISCO II, or if you have had some other experience with number
theory or cryptography, come see me and we'll talk.
The primary textbook for this course will be Advanced
Number Theory with Applications, by Richard Mollin. This will undoubtedly
need to be supplemented with other material as we go along.
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