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 Title Coding Theory and Cryptography: From Enigma and Geheimschreiber to Quantum Theory
 Author(s) David Joyner
 Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (January 7, 2000)
 Paperback 256 pages
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 Language: English
 ISBN10: 3540663363
 ISBN13: 9783540663362
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Book Description
These are the proceedings of the Conference on Coding Theory, Cryptography, and Number Theory held at the U.S. Naval Academy during October 2526, 1998. This book concerns elementary and advanced aspects of coding theory and cryptography.
The coding theory contributions deal mostly with algebraic coding theory. Some of these papers are expository, whereas others are the result of original research. The emphasis is on geometric Goppa codes, but there is also a paper on codes arising from combinatorial constructions. There are both, historical and mathematical papers on cryptography.
Several of the contributions on cryptography describe the work done by the British and their allies during World War II to crack the German and Japanese ciphers. Some mathematical aspects of the Enigma rotor machine and more recent research on quantum cryptography are described. Moreover, there are two papers concerned with the RSA cryptosystem and related numbertheoretic issues.
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