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About this product
- Author(s)Joachim von zur Gathen
- PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
- Date of Publication20/11/2015
- GenreComputing: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationBerlin
- Country of PublicationGermany
- ImprintSpringer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
- Content Note89 black & white illustrations, 97 colour illustrations, 60 colour tables, biography
- Weight1490 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine46 mm
- Table Of Contents1 Introduction.- 2 Basic cryptosystems.- A Classical cryptology.- 3 The RSA cryptosystem.- B Key addition and modular arithmetic.- 4 Group cryptography and discrete logarithms.- 5 Elliptic curves.- C Breaking the unbreakable.- 6 Differential and linear cryptanalysis.- 7 Hash functions.- D Codebooks.- 8 Signatures.- 9 Security and reductions.- E Steganography.- 10 Identification and authentication.- F Transposition ciphers.- 11 Random generation.- G Some cryptographers.- 12 Proof systems and zero knowledge.- H People using cryptography.- 13 Integral lattices.- I The Zimmermann telegram.- 14 Quantum computation.- J Enigma, Turing, and Colossus.- 15 The computer algebra toolbox.- List of notation and sources of quotations, images, and ornaments.- Bibliography.- Index.
- Author BiographyJoachim von zur Gathen has taught about fifty courses on various topics in cryptology. His lively and interactive style has encouraged several original contributions by students throughout the book. His research is in cryptology, computer algebra, finite fields, algorithmics, and complexity theory. The author has held professorships at the universities of Toronto, Paderborn, and Bonn, each for more than a decade. He is now retired (and active). Visiting professorships include Australia (Canberra, Sydney), Chile (Santiago, Concepcion), Germany (Saarbrucken), South Africa (Johannesburg), Spain (Alcala, Santander), Switzerland (ETH and Universitat Zurich), Uruguay (Montevideo), and USA (Berkeley). He is founder and was editor-in-chief for 25 years of the journal computational complexity, and was on the editorial boards of the journals Codes and Cryptography, Finite Fields and Their Applications, Journal of Symbolic Computation, and SIAM Journal of Computing. He is listed in various editions of Who's Who in the World. His previous work includes the book Modern Computer Algebra that has been called the bible of computer algebra and has been cited in over 2000 articles.
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