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Introduction to Cryptography with Coding Theory (2nd Edition) Hardcover – Jul 15 2005

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  • Hardcover: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 2 edition (July 15 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0131862391
  • ISBN-13: 978-0131862395
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 18.4 x 2.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 975 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #418,028 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book is excellent at explaining very intricate and complex items in a most simple way. The book offers excellent explinations for all modern Cryptographic techniques, as well as going into number and coding theory. This is an excellent book for anyone wanting to study Cryptology.
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Knowing very little about cryptography when I started, I found this book taught me the fundamentals of cryptography with useful examples as it walked me through the material. In addition, it was a useful reference for applying this newfound knowledge to the actual practice in use today, especically on the internet. This book is a must-have for anyone needing an understanding of cryptography.
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Great For Class Feb. 10 2013
By Michelle Jones - Published on
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The book presents modern cryptography in a way that anyone can understand and makes even the most difficult of subjects easy to learn. It does present in depth math analysis of various ciphers, so read it thoroughly is a must!
digital cash and quantum cryptography June 22 2006
By W Boudville - Published on
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Trappe and Washington give us a very up to date education in cryptography, circa 2005. The discourse is for a sophisticated maths student who, however, need never have encountered cryptography before. The level of mathematical treatment is good and rigourous. With theorems stated and proved at a level that should satisfy even a picky mathematician.

The recent nature of the book is reflected in several places. Notably where it explains the Advanced Encryption Standard, or Rijndael. This is significant because it is endorsed by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology as the replacement for DES, in such contexts as electronic commerce. (DES is also covered by the book.)

Interestingly, the authors offer a short chapter on digital cash. A fascinating look at a possible future direction of a (physically) cashless society. Other texts on cryptography rarely cover the topic, so it's good to see it here. Yes, the first implementations of digital cash largely died in the dot com crash. But the idea lives on, and may yet take fruit. It has solid intellectual foundations, as shown by the book.

Then there is an even more speculative chapter on quantum cryptography. Radically different from the symmetric and public key cryptosystems described in the rest of the book. Who knows how quantum cryptography will turn out? Some very hard physical problems need to be solved.
One Star July 11 2014
By bilal - Published on
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Worst experience ever!
Excellent April 28 2011
By N. Mansouri - Published on
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This an excellant reference text-book for cryptography students and teachers, and could be by far the most comprehensive introductory level cryptography text-book. A welcome addition for every math/computer-science major's personal library.

Introduction To Cryptography Reviw April 13 2009
By Fumagalli Matteo - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Hi. This is a very good book for university studies or also for personal use too. Easy to read and understand. There are few mathematical details (this is a negative feature) but it explains very well all arguments. The only really negative thing is the cost, a little much ...
Otherwise, i suggest you this book.

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