University of Calgary

PMAT 429 - Cryptography-Design Of Ciphers - Winter 2008

Review of basic algorithms and complexity. Symmetric key cryptography. Discrete log based cryptography. One-way functions and Hash functions. Knapsack. Introduction to primality testing. Factoring. Other topics may include elliptic curves, zero-knowledge, and quantum cryptography.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-0)


  • Pure Mathematics 321 or 329 and Pure Mathematics 427


This course will be offered next in Winter 2009.
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