2010 Mathematics Subject Classification. Primary 94A60, 68P25, 01-01. For additional information and updates on this book, visit www.ams.org/bookpages/mawrld-29 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Cozzens, Margaret B. The mathematics of encryption : an elementary introduction / Margaret Cozzens, Steven J. Miller. pages cm. (Mathematical world 29) Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. Coding theory–Textbooks. 2. Cryptography–Textbooks. 3. Cryptography–Mathematics– Textbooks. 4. Cryptography–History–Textbooks. 5. Data encryption (Computer science)– Textbooks. I. Miller, Steven J., 1974– II. Title. QA268.C697 2013 652 .80151—dc23 2013016920 Copying and reprinting. Individual readers of this publication, and nonprofit libraries acting for them, are permitted to make fair use of the material, such as to copy a chapter for use in teaching or research. Permission is granted to quote brief passages from this publication in reviews, provided the customary acknowledgment of the source is given. Republication, systematic copying, or multiple reproduction of any material in this publication is permitted only under license from the American Mathematical Society. Requests for such permission should be addressed to the Acquisitions Department, American Mathematical Society, 201 Charles Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02904-2294 USA. Requests can also be made by e-mail to reprint-permission@ams.org. c 2013 by the American Mathematical Society. All rights reserved. The American Mathematical Society retains all rights except those granted to the United States Government. Printed in the United States of America. The paper used in this book is acid-free and falls within the guidelines established to ensure permanence and durability. Visit the AMS home page at http://www.ams.org/ 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 18 17 16 15 14 13
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