I referenced some stuff in the division polynomial section for my Masters thesis. This book has some good reference stuff, the explicit formulas are nI referenced some stuff in the division polynomial section for my Masters thesis. This book has some good reference stuff, the explicit formulas are nice. I found the proofs to be EXTREMELY light on details. ...more

I used this book to learn about the Lanczos Algorithm for solving a system of linear equations over the real numbers. I was doing a project on the genI used this book to learn about the Lanczos Algorithm for solving a system of linear equations over the real numbers. I was doing a project on the generalization of the algorithm to finite fields. ...more

This book was the text book for my introduction to cryptology course. It had many typos, and the material was far too elementary.

All in all, it had soThis book was the text book for my introduction to cryptology course. It had many typos, and the material was far too elementary.

All in all, it had some good exercise, and I learned a bunch of probability from this book.

However, as a cryptology text book, it would have been better to just let the kids loose with The Code Book and lectured on the missing mathematical material.

I read this book because a professor of mine, who was retiring, gave me this book because I had displayed an interest in the material. That professorI read this book because a professor of mine, who was retiring, gave me this book because I had displayed an interest in the material. That professor was really good. I became a math major as a direct result of that action.

I learned about the elementary theory of congruences from this book. But it is referenced everywhere. I plan to read through more topics in this book later.

I have heard that it has an awesome discussion of the theory of continued fractions. ...more