Elliptic Curves

A oval at the top with 4 red dots and branches hanging down from them.

A 3-volcano of depth 2. (Image by Dr. Andrew Sutherland.)


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Spring 2017



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This graduate-level course is a computationally focused introduction to elliptic curves, with applications to number theory and cryptography.

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Andrew Sutherland. 18.783 Elliptic Curves. Spring 2017. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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