Department of Mathematics

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN 46556-4618

Fax: (574)-631-6579

M 3:00--3:50 and W 11:45--12:45 or by appointment

- Math 10560, section 5: Calculus II, HH 129, 12:50--1:40

- Course information for math 10560
- Math 13187: The Magic of Numbers, University Seminar, HH 125, 2:00--2:50
- Course information for math 13187
- Course description: This course will investigate the mathematics of cryptography, with some time focussed on the history of cryptography, including the life of Alan Turing and the enigma problem of the second world war. We will learn some number theory, an area of mathematics, in order to understand the RSA algorithm, which is a major tool in secure internet transactions. Although the math prerequisites are minimal in the sense that ninth grade algebra is essentially sufficient, we will learn about some mathematics usually not covered until the junior year for majors. We will also read a popular science book about the history of cryptography. Some of the writing requirement of the course can be fulfilled by writing mathematics homework, but students more interested in history will have the option of writing a more historically based paper concerned with the history of science. Students more interested in mathematics will have the option of investigating the mathematics in the course more deeply than we will present in class. The subject of the class has significant ties to the subject of the movie ``The Imitation Game''. Please contact me if you have questions about the course.
- Math 80210: Representation theory, TuTh 12:30--1:45

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