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    I'm planning out the remainder of my elective credits, and wanted the input of the board.

    The final outcome I'm looking for is a good understanding of encryption, and game mathematics.

    What are good math class titles that will provide additional insight into those topics?

    Mandated Classes:
    Calculus I
    Calculus II
    Discrete Mathematics
    Calculus III
    Introduction to Linear Algebra
    Probability and Statistics


    So what above and beyond these would be good complimentary math classes?

    Thanks for your input.
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    For cryptography:
    -- Information theory
    -- Algebra
    -- Some specialized classes in the subject if possible (esp. on such topics as cryptanalysis, the basis of public-key crypto and elliptic curve crypto, etc)
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    when you say algebra do you mean any algebra like college algebra, or do you mean the more complex topics of algebra?
    Thanks for the response.
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    Have you tried talking to your professors about it?

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    i'm in the middle of transfering school to an engineering school.
    I have been unable to see a professor yet.
    I have been just looking at what they offer online.
    http://cs.eas.uccs.edu/
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    Algebra as in Group Theory, Ring Theory, Field Theory, etc.

    Here is an online book on the topic (I have not reviewed it, so I make no claim that it is a good book, only that it covers the topics I am referring to): http://www.math.uiuc.edu/~r-ash/Algebra.html

    Cheers
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    Discrete Mathematics is good for encryption
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    So what above and beyond these would be good complimentary math classes?
    Number theory ought to be good for encryption.

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