University of Delaware

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Math 549, Coding Theory and Cryptography

Spring 2010


Instructor: Sebastian Cioaba

Lecture Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30-10.45am McDowell 216

Office Hours: Monday 4-5pm, Wednesday 1-2pm Ewing 506


Syllabus


Course Schedule

Week 1 Feb 8-Feb 12: Introduction, Chapter 1 Roth

Week 2 Feb 15-Feb 19: Chapter 1 Roth

Week 3 Feb 22-Feb 26: Finite fields, vector spaces

Week 4 March 1-March 5: Chapter 2 Linear Codes Roth

Week 5 March 8-March 12: Chapter 2 Linear Codes Roth

Week 6 March 15-March 19: Linear Codes, Plotkin bound, First order Reed-Muller codes

Week 7 March 22-March 26: Midterm 1, Chapter 3 Finite fields

Week 8 March 29-April 2: Spring Break

Week 9 April 5-April 9: Chapter 3 Finite fields

Week 10 April 12-April 16: Chapter 4 Bounds on parameters of codes

Week 11 April 19-April 23: Chapter 4

Week 12 April 26-April 30: Midterm 2, Chinese Remainder Theorem

Week 13 May 3-May 7: Affine Ciphers

Week 14 May 10-May 15: Public Key Cryptography, RSA



Homework

Assignment1 is due back on Thursday, February 25 in class.

Assignment2 is due back on Thursday, March 18 in class.

Assignment3 is due back on Thursday, April 22 in class.

Assignment4 is due back on Thursday, May 13 in class.