## 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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