Coding Theory and Cryptography:
From Enigma and Geheimschreiber to Quantum Theory
Springer-Verlag, 2000. ISBN 3-540-66336-3
Summary: These are the proceedings of the Conference on Coding Theory,
Cryptography, and Number Theory held at the U. S. Naval Academy
during October 25-26, 1998. This book concerns elementary and
advanced aspects of coding theory and cryptography.
The coding theory contributions deal mostly with algebraic
coding theory. Some of these papers are expository, whereas
others are the result of original research. The emphasis is
on geometric Goppa codes, but there is also a paper on codes
arising from combinatorial constructions. There are both,
historical and mathematical papers on cryptography.
Several of the contributions on cryptography describe the
work done by the British and their allies during World War II to
crack the German and Japanese ciphers. Some mathematical aspects
of the Enigma rotor machine and more recent research on quantum
cryptography are described. Moreover, there are two papers
concerned with the RSA cryptosystem and related number-theoretic issues.
Contents Reminiscences and Reflections of a Codebreaker,
by Peter Hilton
FISH and I, by
W. T. Tutte
Sturgeon, The FISH BP Never Really Caught, by
Frode Weierud, pdf
ENIGMA and PURPLE: How the Allies Broke German and Japanese Codes
During the War, by David A. Hatch
The Geheimschreiber Secret, by Lars Ulfving,
The RSA Public Key Cryptosystem, by William P. Wardlaw
Number Theory and Cryptography (using Maple), by
A Talk on Quantum Cryptography or How Alice Outwits Eve, by
Samuel J. Lomonaco, Jr.
The Rigidity Theorems of Hamada and Ohmori, Revisited, by
T. S. Michael
Counting Prime Divisors on Elliptic Curves and Multiplication in
by M. Amin Shokrollahi
On Cyclic MDS-Codes,
M. Amin Shokrollahi
Computing Roots of Polynomials over Function Fields of Curves, by
M. Amin Shokrollahi
Remarks on codes from modular curves: MAPLE applications, by
David Joyner and Salahoddin Shokranian,
For more cryptologic history, see
the National Cryptologic Museum.
This is now out of print and will not be reprinted
(as far as I know). It is not available at amazon.com nor
even advertised on the springer website, but is
available at a few other places online (buy.com and amazon.de,
as of Oct, 2003).
The above ps and pdf files were posted by
written permission. I thank Springer-Verlag for this.
"Material contained herein is made available for the purpose of peer
review and discussion and does not necessarily reflect the views of the
Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense."
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