In place of a final exam, the final project in Math 341 will be a 5-10 page paper on a topic related to cryptography.

Ideally, a paper will include a mix of formal mathematical content and less formal discussion of the significance or conceptual background of the topic; the exact mix will depend on the topic. The intended audience of this papers is other students in math 341; in particular, papers should be written clearly enough that, after reading them, another student would understand the topic. Students are encouraged to exchange papers with each other for additional feedback.

Suggested topics (you can also come up with your own):