Fall 2019 - MATH 742 G100

Cryptography (3)

Class Number: 4119

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    WMC 2830, Burnaby

    We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    WMC 2830, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 13, 2019
    11:31 AM – 11:59 AM
    TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Held jointly with MACM 442-3. See description for MACM 442-3. Students may not take a 700 division course if it is being offered in conjunction with a 400 division course which they have taken previously.

COURSE DETAILS:

  • Classical Cryptography.
  • The Data Encryption Standard and Advanced Encryption Standard.
  • Basic Integer Algorithms and their Time Complexity.
  • The RSA Public Key Cryptosystem and Attacks on RSA.
  • Algorithms for Integer Primality Testing and Integer Factorization.
  • Finite Fields and the ElGamal Cryptosystem.
  • Algorithms for the Discrete Logarithm Problem.
  • Key Distribution and Key Agreement Protocols.
  • Digital Signature Schemes and Secure Hash Functions.
  • Pseudo-Random Number Generation.
  • The Quadratic Residue Problem and the Jacobi Symbol.

Grading

  • Assignments (6 assignments, weighted equally) 60%
  • Exams 40%

NOTES:

This course is cross-listed with MACM 442 and MATH 846. Students enrolled in the graduate sections of this course (MATH 742 and MATH 846) will be assigned extra homework questions.

Classes for MATH 742 will start in Week 1 of the semester.

THE INSTRUCTOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE ANY OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION.
 
Students should be aware that they have certain rights to confidentiality concerning the return of course papers and the posting of marks. 
Please pay careful attention to the options discussed in class at the beginning of the semester.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Textbook: Cryptography: Theory and Practice
Edition: 4th
Author: Douglas Stinson 
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781138197015

Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS