At my high school, we have to do a research paper and project our senior year, so I decided I'd try and pick a topic that's at least related to something I know. So I've decided I want to do something in the realm of computer science. Right now, I'm thinking about researching computer security--specifically cryptography.
I don't really know much about cryptography, so I'm wondering how good an idea this would be for a research paper, because I need to make it at least somewhat understandable for my english teacher/graders. I suppose I would want to write about the history in brief, and then perhaps focus on practical applications and such.
It seems like this would be pretty difficult to research...I checked the local libraries and they don't seem to have a great selection of books. Perhaps someone has reading suggestions?
At this point I'm still open to changing my topic...