The Mathematics of Cryptography, Spring 2010



New four-week spring-term course: The Mathematics of Cryptography.

We will have class eight hours a week, plus field trips, along with office hours and the occasional movie night. This class will be open to all students, majors and non-majors. Even freshmen are welcome.

We will have one long day's field trip to Washington DC to visit the Spy Museum and the NSA's Museum of Cryptography, as well as a short field trip to VMI's Marshall Museum.

Grading will consist of daily homework problems and two exams... probably 50% homework and 25% per exam.


Tentative schedule for the course (as of October 2009; this is subject to change):