Math 4161 3.0

Tuesday, Thursday 1-2:30pm TEL 1005

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Professor
Mike Zabrocki Office: TEL 3046 Office Hours: Tuesday 2:30-4 or by appointment e-mail : web page: http://garsia.math.yorku.ca/~zabrocki course web page: http://garsia.math.yorku.ca/~zabrocki/math4161f05 |

TA:
Anouk Bergeron-Brlek Office: TEL 3043 Office Hours: Wednesdays 2-3pm e-mail: |

Dec 6 - I have posted all the quiz grades under the header 'grades.' Please look yours up and verify that they agree with the scores on the papers that you have.

Dec 5 - The final exam will be held on

Oct 28 - You should all have gotten your computer assignments by e-mail. If you have not send me a message

Oct 27 - Preliminary announcements of the exam schedule has our exam on Saturday, December 10 at 7pm in VH D (this is Vari Hall, right?)

Oct 26 - Want a clear explanation of unicity distance? The TA will hold office hours at her office in TEL 3043 from 2-3pm.

Oct 25 - There was a serious crash of the web server. Much information was lost. I will try to reconstruct it but it will take a while.

There will be no office hours for the TA on October 12, 2006 - the next quiz will be on Thurs., Oct. 20 and there will be office hours for the professor Tues. Oct 18 and for the TA Wed. Oct 19.

REMINDER: Office hours 2-3pm, Wednesday, September 28. TEL 3043

September 23, 2005: I corrected the slide on the flow chart describing the game of craps (remove the 'or 11' in the diamond at the bottom of the flow chart.

There will be a quiz on Thursday September 29. The TA will hold office hours on Wednesday September 28, 2-3pm and I will hold office hours Tuesday Septemeber 27, 2:30-4pm. There is an overhead with a practice problem on it we will do in class (page 16). You should practice by doing that problem before Tuesday because it is similar to the material that will be on the quiz.

September 17, 2005: Office hours on Monday, September 19 at 2pm are in TEL 3046 (my office). The TA will normally hold some office hours before the quiz but cannot this week.

Course Description : This course is an introduction to probability theory, information theory and number theory and their application to cryptography. The development of these topics in the class follows roughly the historical development of mathematical tools used in making and breaking codes. The class begins with an introduction to some classical codes such as Ceasar shift, Vigenere, ADFGVX, Homophonic substitution, rectangular substitution, and others. Other topics include: comma free codes, perfect secrecy, index of coincidence, public key systems, primality testing and factorization algorithms. |

Text : The text for the course will be 'Cryptography: an introduction' by Nigel Smart. It will be available at the bookstore at the end of September. We won't be covering the material in the book until mid-October. Before then the 'course text' will be based on notes and handouts.

Issues of Academic Integrity : Your exams and quizzes will be open books and notes. I want you to have access to reference material when you are working. I expect you however to keep your eyes on your own paper. Students are expected to be familar with the Senate Policy on Academic Honesty and to follow it.

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