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3.9  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Cryptology, the art and science of 'secret writing', provides ideal methods to solve the problems of transmitting information secretly and securely. The first half of this book studies and analyzes classical cryptosystems. The second half looks at the exciting new directions of public-key cryptology. The book is fun to read, and the author presents the material clearly and ...more
Paperback, 170 pages
Published September 5th 1996 by Mathematical Association of America (MAA) (first published January 1st 1987)
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Aug 03, 2012 Evelyn rated it it was ok
I admit, with shame, that I skimmed much of the math. And I call myself a future engineer...interesting principles; the exercises were often too tedious to attempt. I might have to read something from the children's section to get a better overview of methods, though the illustrations were often illuminating in ways the text was not.
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