Mathematics for Cryptology

From: flip (
Date: 07/13/04

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


Complexity Theory
Number Theory
Abstract Algebra
Finite Fields and Group Theory

Cryptanalysis (include all topics above)

Probability and Stochastic Processes
Information Theory
Linear Algebra
Algebraic Geometry
Graph Theory
Discrete Mathematics