Building on the success of the first edition, An Introduction to Number Theory with Cryptography, Second Edition, increases coverage of the popular and important topic of cryptography, integrating it with traditional topics in number theory.
The authors have written the text in an engaging style to reflect number theory's increasing popularity. The book is designed to be used by sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduates, but it is also accessible to advanced high school students and is appropriate for independent study. It includes a few more advanced topics for students who wish to explore beyond the traditional curriculum.
Features of the second edition include
About the Authors:
Jim Kraft received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in 1987 and has published several research papers in algebraic number theory. His previous teaching positions include the University of Rochester, St. Mary's College of California, and Ithaca College, and he has also worked in communications security. Dr. Kraft currently teaches mathematics at the Gilman School.
Larry Washington received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1974 and has published extensively in number theory, including books on cryptography (with Wade Trappe), cyclotomic fields, and elliptic curves. Dr. Washington is currently Professor of Mathematics and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the University of Maryland.
"… provides a fine history of number theory and surveys its applications. College-level undergrads will appreciate the number theory topics, arranged in a format suitable for any standard course in the topic, and will also appreciate the inclusion of many exercises and projects to support all the theory provided. In providing a foundation text with step-by-step analysis, examples, and exercises, this is a top teaching tool recommended for any cryptography student or instructor."
20 1. Introduction; 2 Divisibility; 3. Linear Diophantine Equations; 4. Unique Factorization; 5. Applications of Unique Factorization; 6. Conguences; 7. Classsical Cryposystems; 8. Fermat, Euler, Wilson; 9. RSA; 10. Polynomial Congruences; 11. Order and Primitive Roots; 12. More Cryptographic Applications; 13. Quadratic Reciprocity; 14. Primality and Factorization; 15. Geometry of Numbers; 16. Arithmetic Functions; 17. Continued Fractions; 18. Gaussian Integers; 19. Algebraic Integers; 20. Analytic Methods, 21. Epilogue: Fermat's Last Theorem; Appendices; Answers and Hints for Odd-Numbered Exercises; Index