Math 98  Winter 98
Some Term Project Suggestions
Some of these topics are quite broad, while a few are a little narrow.
These are just some ideas to get you going.
Start searching the web for interesting topics. The RSA
FAQ is a nice beginning.

Certificates and Authorization systems

DES

Electronic Banking and Money

Elliptic Curve Cryptography

Electronic mail security (e.g. PGP )

Factoring and the Number Theory Sieve

Hash functions, and digital signatures

Historical perspectives (Cryptography in World War Two)

Netscape security

The Riemann hypothesis and primality testing

RC5, a better alternative to DES?