# TMA4160 Cryptography - Fall 2015

## What you should know before taking the course

You should be familiar with basic abstract algebra such as groups, rings and fields.

It is helpful, but not required, to know something about computational complexity and the analysis of algorithms. Using a computer algebra system (or equivalent) is required for some of the exercises. Previous experience with computer algebra systems is helpful, but not required.

## Reference group

## Course material

Lecture notes:

- These notes follow the lectures fairly closely.

Main book:

- Cryptography, Theory and Practice, 3. edition, by Douglas R. Stinson.

Supplements:

- Handbook of Applied Cryptography by Alfred J. Menezes, Paul C. van Oorschot and Scott A. Vanstone.
- A Computational Introduction to Number Theory and Algebra by Victor Shoup.

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