Cryptography (Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series)
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ISBN: 3319948172
ISBN13: 9783319948171
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This book is essentially an undergraduate course in Cryptography, like you’d see during a single semester of a CS degree.
As a disclaimer, I don’t think this book should really be read covertocover, as there’s a lot of material which is very superfluous, in my view. For example, you can skip the first 7 chapters, which covers historical ciphers, unless you find that kind of thing interesting.
Nonetheless, this book does provide a useful introduction to many topics in public key Cryptography. It’s nice to see an overview of ZeroKnowledge proofs, for example. The presentation is more formal than the previous book, and is suitable for people who have a bit more background in math, or at least in some kind of formal reasoning. This book also provides a good amount of exercises, which can be very useful for learning.

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