exam info

the following information is tentative and will be updated closer to the exam date.

midterm exam (fri mar 13, in class)

this exam will roughly cover the topics in chapters 1-8 of the text, supplemented by additional material lecture and my number theory notes (mainly sec 1.2, 1.3, 3.3 and 3.4 from my number theory notes), as well as simple python questions related to the labs. in particular, you should be able to do the following: midterm review problems from wed's class

final exam (th may 7, 2 hours, start between 8am and 2pm)

this exam will be cumulative and cover all topics in the course. this roughly corresponds to everything in the course text, the mathematics of encryption, excluding chapters 3, 9, 10, together with sections 1.2, 1.3, 3.3, 3.4 of my number theory notes, the computer labs, and a small amount of supplementary material from the canvas discussions (e.g., asymptotic analysis and pollard rho). specifically, in addition to the bullet points listed under the midterm, you should be familiar with: what you are allowed to use on the online final: what to expect for the online final:

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