Cryptography in the classroom using Maple

Asha Baliga
asha@rmit.edu.au
Mathematics
RMIT
GPO Box 2476V
Australia

Serdar Boztas
serdar@rmit.edu.au
Mathematics
RMIT


Abstract

Increasing use of the INTERNET has resulted in Cryptography becoming a much sought after elective for Communications, Electronics and Computer Systems Engineering students in the fourth year of their degree. A very mathematical subject which depend on the high complexity of certain operations, the need is for Engineering students to see the use of cryptography without being bogged down by the mathematics. With the help of Maple we are trying to make cryptography more accessible to the students.


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