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Foundations of Cryptography
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Details

  • Page extent: 392 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.823 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 652/.8
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: QA268 .G5745 2003
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Coding theory
    • Cryptography--Mathematics

Library of Congress Record

Hardback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521791724 | ISBN-10: 0521791723)

DOI: 10.2277/0521791723

Replaced by 9780521035361

 (Stock level updated: 01:59 GMT, 29 August 2015)

£45.00

Cryptography is concerned with the conceptualization, definition and construction of computing systems that address security concerns. The design of cryptographic systems must be based on firm foundations. This book presents a rigorous and systematic treatment of the foundational issues: defining cryptographic tasks and solving new cryptographic problems using existing tools. It focuses on the basic mathematical tools: computational difficulty (one-way functions), pseudorandomness and zero-knowledge proofs. The emphasis is on the clarification of fundamental concepts and on demonstrating the feasibility of solving cryptographic problems, rather than on describing ad-hoc approaches. The book is suitable for use in a graduate course on cryptography and as a reference book for experts. The author assumes basic familiarity with the design and analysis of algorithms; some knowledge of complexity theory and probability is also useful.

• Systematic and rigorous approach that is focused on concepts • Each chapter has exercises and guidelines for solution

Contents

List of figures; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Computational difficulty; 3. Pseudorandom generators; 4. Zero-knowledge proof systems; Appendix A: background in computational number theory; Appendix B: brief outline of volume 2; Bibliography; Index.

Review

'The written style is excellent and natural, making the text rather comfortable to read even on quite advanced topics. The book is suitable for students in a graduate course on cryptography, and is also a useful reference text for experts.' The Mathematical Gazette

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