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Kid Krypto

  • Michael Fellows
  • Neal Koblitz
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 740)

Abstract

Cryptographic ideas and protocols that are accessible to children are described, and the case is made that cryptography can provide an excellent context and motivation for fundamental ideas of mathematics and computer science in the school curriculum, and in other venues such as children’s science museums. It is pointed out that we may all be doing “Kid Krypto” unawares. Crayon-technology cryptosystems can be a source of interesting research problems; a number of these are described.

Keywords

Oblivious Transfer Perfect Code Theoretical Computer Science Boolean Circuit Substitution Scheme 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Fellows
    • 1
  • Neal Koblitz
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaCanada
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of WashingtonSeattle, WashingtonUSA

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