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Making, Breaking Codes: Introduction to Cryptology

Making, Breaking Codes: Introduction to Cryptology
Author: Paul Garrett
ISBN 13: 9780130303691
ISBN 10: 130303690
Edition: 1
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2001-08-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 483
List Price: $116.60

Readers will require knowledge of calculus and some linear algebra before delving into this text devoted to the mathematics of cryptology. The history and use of cryptology are described as an introduction; Garrett (U. of Minnesota, Minneapolis) also gives examples of types of hostile cryptanalytic attacks. The text is designed for a year-long course, with coverage of number theory, cryptography, and computation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)