Elementary Cryptanalysis – Abraham Sinkov 1968 | 1st Edition


  • Author: Abraham Sinkov
  • Publisher: Random House, The L.W. Singer Co., 1968
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: First Edition

First edition, first printing. Binding tight, spine sun faded, internally fine. Very Good.

Most people, acquainted with cryptology either through sensational cloak and dagger stories or through newspaper cryptograms, are not aware that many aspects of this art may be treated systematically, by means of some elementary mathematical concepts and methods. In this introduction, Professor Abraham Sinkov explains some of the fundamental techniques at the heart of cryptanalytic endeavor from which much more sophisticated techniques have evolved, especially since the advent of computers. The mathematical topics relevant in these discussions include modular arithmetic, a little number theory, some linear algebra of two dimensions with matrices, some combinatorics, and a little statistics.

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