Problem Sets, Math 202 Cryptography, Fall 2020

Be sure to check back, because this will be updated during the semester.

The Problem Sets are normally due on Wednesdays at midnight. Each group will submit the written work as a single pdf through onCourse, and you may upload a Mathematica notebook if necessary. Check the Tentative Daily Syllabus for the schedule of all assignments. Each Problem Set will be posted here at least one week before the due date.

Remember to follow the Guidelines for Problem Sets in writing up your solutions.

All chapter references are to the text Understanding Cryptography by Paar and Pelzl.


Problem Set #1, Due Wednesday September 2 @ midnight
Chapter 1: 1.2, 1.9, 1.10, 1.14
Problem Set #2, Due Wednesday September 9 @ midnight
Chapter 2: 2.4
Chapter 3: 3.12 (see video on onCourse for clarification)
Problem Set #3, Due Wednesday September 16 @ midnight
Chapter 4: 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.16
For 4.16, be sure to check a physical copy of the text (I've had students with a pdf tell me the problem is different).
For Moore's law, use that processing time will double every 18 months.
Problem Set #4, Due Wednesday September 23 @ midnight
Chapter 4: 4.13
Mathematica notebook that may be useful for one of the Supplemental problems