Math 110 Spring 2005 Class Schedule

Homework Assignments

Important Note: This schedule is only tentative, and may be adjusted as necessary during the quarter.
Section numbers below give corresponding reading in Koblitz's book.

March

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
28 29

Section I.1

Introduction, "Big O" notation, computing basics

30 31

Section I.2

Euclidean algorithm, factorization

(April 1)

April

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4 5

Section I.3

Congruences,
Part I

6 7

Sections I.3, I.4

Congruences,
Part II

HW 1 due

8
11 12

Section III.1

Breaking simple ciphers

13 14

Section III.2

Ciphers using matrices

HW 2 due

15
18 19

Section IV.1

Intro to Public Key Crypto, Review for exam

20

MIDTERM I

7-8:30 p.m. Location: 380C
21

Section IV.2

RSA Part I

HW 3 due

22
25 26

Section IV.2

RSA Part II

27 28

Section II.1

Properties of finite fields

HW 4 due

29

May

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
2 3

Section II.2

Quadratic reciprocity

4 5

Section IV.3

Discrete Log problem

HW 5 due

6
9 10

Section V.1

Primality testing

11 12

Section V.4

Factoring Methods and Sieves

HW 6 due

13
16 17

Section VI.1

Elliptic curve basics

18 19

Section VI.1

More on elliptic curves

HW 7 due

20
23 24

Section VI.2

Elliptic curve crypto

25

MIDTERM II

7-8:30 p.m. Location: TBA
26

Sections VI.2,VI.3

More e-curve crypto, factoring

HW 8 due

27
30 31

Error correcting codes

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