Groups and Cryptography

  • David R. Finston
  • Patrick J. Morandi
Part of the Springer Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics and Technology book series (SUMAT)


The final two applications of abstract algebra we will discuss are to cryptography, i.e., secure transmission of private information, and to the classification of geometric patterns in the plane \(\mathbb{R}^{2}\). The algebraic structure at the heart of both applications is that of a group.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David R. Finston
    • 1
    • 2
  • Patrick J. Morandi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsBrooklyn College of the City University of New YorkBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.CUNY Graduate CenterNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of Mathematical SciencesNew Mexico State UniversityLas CrucesUSA

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