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From the PublisherThis book attempts to show the power of algebra in a relatively simple setting.
—Mathematical Reviews, 2010
… The book supports learning by doing. In each section we can find many examples which clarify the mathematics introduced in the section and each section is followed by a series of exercises of which approximately half are solved in the end of the book. Additional the book comes with a CD-ROM containing an interactive version of the book powered by the computer algebra system Scientific Notebook. … the mathematics in the book are developed as needed and the focus of the book lies clearly on learning by examples and exercises. … the book gives good insight on how algebra can be used in coding and cryptography … The strength of the book is clearly the number of examples …
—IACR book reviews, January 2010