## About this book

### Introduction

This companion exercise and solution book to *A Classical Introduction to Cryptography: Applications for Communications Security* contains a carefully revised version of teaching material. It was used by the authors or given as examinations to undergraduate and graduate-level students of the Cryptography and Security Lecture at EPFL from 2000 to mid-2005.

**A Classical Introduction to Cryptography Exercise Book** for *A Classical Introduction to Cryptography: Applications for Communications Security* covers a majority of the subjects that make up today's cryptology, such as symmetric or public-key cryptography, cryptographic protocols, design, cryptanalysis, and implementation of cryptosystems. Exercises do not require a large background in mathematics, since the most important notions are introduced and discussed in many of the exercises.

The authors expect the readers to be comfortable with basic facts of discrete probability theory, discrete mathematics, calculus, algebra, as well as computer science. Following the model of *A Classical Introduction to Cryptography: Applications for Communications Security*, exercises related to the more advanced parts of the textbook are marked with a star.

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- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/0-387-28835-X
- Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006
- Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
- eBook Packages Computer Science
- Print ISBN 978-0-387-27934-3
- Online ISBN 978-0-387-28835-2
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