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Lawrence C. Washington

April 3, 2008
by Chapman and Hall/CRC

Reference
- 536 Pages
- 20 B/W Illustrations

ISBN 9781420071467 - CAT# C7146

Series: Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications

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Taking a basic approach to elliptic curves, this accessible book prepares readers to tackle more advanced problems in the field. It introduces elliptic curves over finite fields early in the text, before moving on to interesting applications, such as cryptography, factoring, and primality testing. The book also discusses the use of elliptic curves in Fermat’s Last Theorem. Relevant abstract algebra material on group theory and fields can be found in the appendices.