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MAT 448

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  • 12/7 In class, we will use Pari/gp for computations. It is free software, is good generally for number theory, and has many commands for working with elliptic curves.
  • The beginning of the course will be based on these notes
  • Summary on binary operations
  • About this course
    This is a course in elliptic curves in cryptography. The start of the course introduces some concepts from abstract algebra (groups, rings, and fields). We then define elliptic curves and look at some of their basic properties. Finally, we consider how they are used in a variety of cryptographic situations.
  • Exams:
    • Test 1: March 1
    • Test 2: April 17
    • Final: May 1
  • Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30-11:20, Wednesdays 1:00-1:50, and by appointment.
  • ASU Student Code of Conduct, especially F1 and G.
  • ASU policy on rescheduling final exams: ACD 304-01
  • ASU policy on missed classes.
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