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The Mathematics of Secrets

Cryptography from Caesar Ciphers to Digital Encryption

Joshua Holden

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Princeton University Pres
15 August 2018
Explaining the mathematics of cryptography
The Mathematics of Secrets takes readers on a fascinating tour of the mathematics behind cryptography-the science of sending secret messages. Using a wide range of historical anecdotes and real-world examples, Joshua Holden shows how mathematical principles underpin the ways that different codes and cip
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Imprint:   Princeton University Pres
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 155mm, 
ISBN:   9780691183312
ISBN 10:   0691183317
Pages:   392
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Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Joshua Holden is professor of mathematics at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Reviews for The Mathematics of Secrets: Cryptography from Caesar Ciphers to Digital Encryption

This is a fascinating tour of the mathematics behind cryptography, showing how its principles underpin the ways that different codes and ciphers operate. . . . While it's all about maths, the book is accessible--basic high school algebra is all that's needed to understand and enjoy it. --Cosmos Magazine The best book I have seen on this subject. --Phil Dyke, Leonardo Reviews Complete in surveying cryptography. . . . This is a marvelous way of illustrating the use of simple mathematics in an important application that has triggered the wit of the designers and the ingenuity of the attackers since antiquity. --Adhemar Bultheel, European Mathematical Society In The Mathematics of Secrets, Joshua Holden takes the reader on a chronological journey from Julius Caesar's substitution cipher to modern day public-key algorithms and beyond. . . . Written for anyone with an interest in cryptography. --Noel-Ann Bradshaw, Times Higher Education


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