Cryptography: An Introduction
by N.P. Smart
Publisher: McGraw-Hill 2004
Number of pages: 436
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.
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