A prominent expert in the number theory Godfrey Hardy described it in the beginning of 20th century as one of the most obviously useless branches of Pure Mathematics”. Just 30 years after his death, an algorithm for encryption of secret messages was developed using achievements of number theory. It was called RSA after the names of its authors, and its implementation is probably the most frequently used computer program in the world nowadays. Without it, nobody would be able to make secure payments over the internet, or even log in securely to e-mail and other personal services. In this course we will start with the basics of the number theory and get to cryptographic protocols based on it. By the end, you will be able to apply the basics of the number theory to encrypt and decrypt messages, and to break the code if one applies RSA carelessly. You will even pass a cryptographic quest!
Este curso forma parte de Programa especializado: Introduction to Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science
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Habilidades que obtendrás
- Number Theory
- Modular Exponentiation
Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso
Building Blocks for Cryptography
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I was really impressed especially with the RSA portion of the course. It was really well explained, and the programming exercise was cleverly designed and implemented. Well done.
A good course for people who have no basic background in number theory , explicit clear explanation in RSA algorithm. Overall,a good introduction course.
I cant think of any other best way of presenting cryptography to beginners. Everything presented in the course has some connection to cryptography, really enjoyed RSA quest.
It was a great course which helped me learn number theory and introduced me to Cryptography.
The teaching assistants could have been more active.
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