Foundations of Cryptography
by Oded Goldreich
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2007
Number of pages: 396
The book presents complexity research which gives the mathematical underpinnings for cryptography; this includes one-way functions, pseudorandom generators, and zero-knowledge proofs. Throughout, definitions are complete and detailed; proofs are rigorous and given in full.
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by Mihir Bellare, Phillip Rogaway - University of California at Davis
The viewpoint taken throughout these notes is to emphasize the theory of cryptography as it can be applied to practice. This is an approach that the authors have pursued in the research, and it seems to be a pedagogically desirable approach as well.
by Keijo Ruohonen - Tampere University of Technology
These notes contain the central mathematical background needed for understanding modern data encryption methods, and introduce applications in cryptography and various protocols. The fledgling quantum cryptography is briefly introduced.
by Neal R. Wagner - Univ. of Texas San Antonio
The author is trying to find a middle ground, a gentle introduction to selected topics in cryptography without avoiding the mathematics. The material is aimed at undergraduate computer science students, but will be accessible to many others.
by N.P. Smart - McGraw-Hill
Nigel Smart's 'Cryptography' provides the rigorous detail required for advanced cryptographic studies, yet approaches the subject matter in an accessible style in order to gently guide new students through difficult mathematical topics.