# TMA4160 Cryptography - Fall 2018

Lecturer: | Kristian Gjøsteen | ||
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Assistant: | Herman Galteland | ||

Schedule | Room | ||

Lectures: | Tuesday | 14-16 | El4 |

Thursday | 12-14 | El4 | |

Exercises: | Monday | 8-9 | A3-138 Realfagbygget |

Visiting hours: | Thursday | 1415-1500 | 848 in SBII |

Exam: | December 15 |

## Messages

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## 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, but will be updated throughout the course.

Main book:

- Cryptography, Theory and Practice, 3. edition, by Douglas R. Stinson. 4. edition will also work.

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.

You should be able to get by with just the lecture notes (and possibly the supplements), but many of you will find Stinson useful. **Note that Stinson does not cover the entire curriculum.**

The curriculum is defined to be **the material covered by the lecture notes, the lectures and the exercises.**