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ERIC Number: EJ882944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Codes, Ciphers, and Cryptography--An Honors Colloquium
Karls, Michael A.
PRIMUS, v20 n1 p21-38 2010
At the suggestion of a colleague, I read "The Code Book", [32], by Simon Singh to get a basic introduction to the RSA encryption scheme. Inspired by Singh's book, I designed a Ball State University Honors Colloquium in Mathematics for both majors and non-majors, with material coming from "The Code Book" and many other sources. This course became so popular that we had to open up more than one section, due to the large number of requests! This article looks at the challenges of designing a cryptography course "from scratch," outlines the topics chosen, and gives examples of homework and discussion questions used. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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