# Mathematics for Cryptology

**From:** flip (*flip_alpha_at_safebunch.com*)

**Date:** 07/13/04

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Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 18:27:29 -0700

Hi All,

I was wondering about of list of math courses that one may be interested in

given they want to learn cryptology.

Does the list below provide sufficient covering?

Thank you for any inputs, Flip

Cryptography:

Complexity Theory

Number Theory

Abstract Algebra

Finite Fields and Group Theory

Cryptanalysis (include all topics above)

Probability and Stochastic Processes

Statistics

Information Theory

Linear Algebra

Algebraic Geometry

Combinatorics

Graph Theory

Discrete Mathematics

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