Learning Cryptography, math and programming with Cryptol (and maybe some Python)
Python TeX PostScript Makefile
Switch branches/tags
Nothing to show
Clone or download
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Permalink
Failed to load latest commit information.
src
.gitignore
Book.pdf
CipherWheel.pdf
CryptolReference.pdf
LICENSE
README.md

README.md

Goals of this book

Shooting for high-school-ish aged students who want to learn about cryptography, and are willing to learn about math and programming along the way.

Beginnings of an Outline

  • Introduction
    • what to expect, what we expect of you
    • encrypting punchlines with Reverse-Caesar codewheels
  • Encoding information - Binary, ASCII, UTF-8, Morse code, Huffman encoding
    • each chapter begins with "what you'll get out of this chapter", which can also be "if you know all this, you can skim this chapter"
  • Introduction to Cryptol
    • data types
    • sequences, comprehensions
    • functions
  • Implementing the Caesar Cipher in Cryptol
  • The Enigma
    • a bit of history
    • building one with paper
    • implementing the Enigma in Cryptol

Tools used to build the book

I'm writing the book in ReStructuredText, and converting to PDF and HTML via Sphinx. (I switched from Pandoc/Markdown to make it easier to generate the index, and other improvements)