Cryptology by Discovery
An Introduction to Conjecture and Proof
Tamara Veenstra's Cryptology By
Discovery: An Introduction to Conjecture and Proof is an
introduction to both mathematical topics in cryptology and the ideas of
mathematical conjecture and proof at a level appropriate for first or
second year undergraduate math majors or minors. It is designed for an
active learning and discovery based approach. This text features many
interactive Sage cells. Many of the important concepts in this course
are developed in guided investigations and homework exercises. It was
designed for an intensive term course at the University of Redlands
(Math 205: Mathematical Cryptology taught in a four week May term).
to Online Open Educational Resource Textbook
Source code (in Pretext) will eventually be available on Github.