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94A: Communication and information, including encryption


Until there is an introduction consistent with the tenor of those used for other pages, you might want to read this Report of the Working Group on Cryptology and Coding Theory National Science Foundation, April 17-18, 1997.
All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.
-- Carl Sagan


Applications and related fields

For number-theoretic aspects of encryption, see number theory (especially 11T71, algebraic coding theory). See also Computer science, (especially 68P25, data encryption).


Parent field: 94: Information and communication, circuits

Browse all (old) classifications for this area at the AMS.

Textbooks, reference works, and tutorials

De Bruyn, Kristien: "What is information theory?", Bull. Soc. Math. Belg. Sér. B 36 (1984), 215--234. MR86g:94001

Patterson, G. W.: "What is a code?", Comm. ACM 3 1960 315--318. MR25#1071

Neal Koblitz, "A Course in Number Theory and Cryptography", Springer Graduate Texts in Mathematics 114, 1994.

Widman, Kjell-Ove: "Diffie-Hellman and RSA; the layman's guide to public-key cryptography and its applications", Festschrift of Lennart Carleson and Yngve Domar (Uppsala, 1993), 227--248, Acta Univ. Upsaliensis Skr. Uppsala Univ. C Organ. Hist., 58, Uppsala Univ., Uppsala, 1995. MR96d:94006

"Public-key cryptography: state of the art and future directions", Final report of the European Institute for System Security Workshop held in Oberwolfach, July 3--6, 1991. Edited by Th. Beth, M. Frisch and G. J. Simmons. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 578. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1992. 97 pp. ISBN 3-540-55215-4 CMP1230643

Cryptography FAQ's:

There are cryptography newsgroups (sci.crypt and the moderated sci.crypt.research). There are also newsgroups comp.compression and comp.compression.research, and possibly sci.image.processing for data compression discussion.

An online data compression textbook

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