# RE: Book on Pre-MATH for cryptography and cryptanalysis. Reply

*From*: <rolof789@xxxxxxxx>*Date*: 26 Apr 2007 02:06:46 GMT

IMHO, I'd read "The Code Breakers" by David Kahn before reading Applied

Cryptography by Schneier. The Code Breakers covers classical cryptography,

and Applied Cryptography is more modern cryptography. You will be lost

reading Applied Cryptography without a basic handle on cryptography. Go to

your city or university library and you will probably find Kahn's book.

Mindraker,

Thanks for the input. Would that be a David Kahn? If so which book, as he has

a few published?

My aim is to understand the math I need to read such books as

"Decrypted Secrets - Methods, Maxims of Cryptology" But I only have a high school

level of Math at the moment, otherwise, I have a good grounding in security.

I cant find any cryptography books which give you a ground up tutorial on the math

needed. On the other hand, I dont really want to be doing a whole Degree on cryptography

in order to learn the math.

A bit like medical students do PRE-med; I need some kind of PRE- crypto math course

right now to get me started.

Thanks rol

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