A computational introduction to number theory and algebra [EBook] / Victor Shoup.
A computational introduction to number theory and algebra [EBook] / Victor Shoup.
Number theory and algebra play an increasingly significant role in computing and communications, as evidenced by the striking applications of these subjects to such fields as cryptography and coding theory. This introductory book emphasises algorithms and applications, such as cryptography and error...
Personal Name(s):  Shoup, Victor, (author) 

Imprint: 
Cambridge :
Cambridge University Press,
2005

Physical Description: 
1 online resource (xvi, 517 pages) 
Note: 
englisch 
ISBN: 
9781139165464 9780521851541 9780521617253 
Subject (LOC):  
Full Text 
Number theory and algebra play an increasingly significant role in computing and communications, as evidenced by the striking applications of these subjects to such fields as cryptography and coding theory. This introductory book emphasises algorithms and applications, such as cryptography and error correcting codes, and is accessible to a broad audience. The mathematical prerequisites are minimal: nothing beyond material in a typical undergraduate course in calculus is presumed, other than some experience in doing proofs  everything else is developed from scratch. Thus the book can serve several purposes. It can be used as a reference and for selfstudy by readers who want to learn the mathematical foundations of modern cryptography. It is also ideal as a textbook for introductory courses in number theory and algebra, especially those geared towards computer science students. 