## COURSE DESCRIPTION

A computationally focused introduction to elliptic curves, with applications to number theory and cryptography. Lecture notes from the 2017 edition of this course are available on **OCW**. The 2019 edition will include some additional material on isogeny graphs relevant to post-quantum ECC.

**Prerequisites:** A course in algebra covering groups, rings, and fields. May be taken concurrently with 18.702.

## RECENT UPDATES

**03-18-19** Reminder: there is **no class on Wednesday March 20**.

**03-18-19** **Problem Set 6** has been posted. It is due by **noon on Monday April 1** (really).

**03-18-19** The notes for **Lecture 13** have been posted.

**03-16-19** The notes for **Lecture 12** have been posted.

**03-14-19** The notes for **Lecture 11** have been posted.