Welcome to Math 4440/5440 Coding and Cryptography
University of Colorado, Boulder

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 1:50 – 2:40 pm, Meets Remotely.

Instructor: Katherine Stange
Email: kstange at math colorado edu
Office: Available remotely.
Phone: Please contact via email.
Office hours: times for now: 1-2 pm Tue and 2-3 pm Thur; meet on discord or email me ahead.

Textbook is Wade Trappe, Lawrence C. Washington, Introduction to Cryptography with Coding Theory, 2nd or 3rd edition.

Course Description

Gives an introduction, with proofs, to the algebra and number theory used in coding and cryptography. Basic problems of coding and cryptography are discussed; prepares students for the more advanced ECEN 5032 and 5682. Prereq., MATH 3130. Recommended prereqs., MATH 3110 and 3140. Same as MATH 5440.

University and Course Policies

The university’s Required Syllabus Statements apply to the course.  In particular, both students and faculty are responsible for maintaining an appropriate learning environment in all instructional settings, whether in person, remote or online.  Please read the full statements at the link above.

I take honor code violations seriously.  Honor code rules for graded work will be made clear as part of the assessment instructions in canvas.

For concerns about religious holidays, please contact me within the first two weeks of the course if there is a concern.

Missed work:  Missed daily post and participation work will be excused up to a certain level with explanation (beyond that level the student is missing enough material to be in jeopardy of not being able to finish the course and should see me immediately).  However, module assessments must be made up if late or missed due to religious holidays, personal issues, illness etc.  Contact me at the earliest possible moment.