## The Foundations of Cryptography - Teaching Notes

## Oded Goldreich

These teaching notes were initially intended for myself,
as an aid for preparing the lectures in the course
**Foundations of Cryptography**
given at Weizmann Institute at the Fall of 2001.
It then occurred to me that these notes may also serve as
suggestions to others as to how such a course can be taught,
and the notes were slightly adapted accordingly.

The course was based on the first two volumes of my work
Foundations of Cryptography.
The first volume, entitled
Foundations of Cryptography - Basic Tools,
has appeared with Cambridge University Press in June 2001.
The second volume, entitled
Foundations of Cryptography - Basic Applications,
will appeared with Cambridge University Press in May 2004.
Preliminary versions of the chapters of the second volume are
available from the here.

#### Material available on-line:

A
partial preliminary version, 2002.
Unfortunately, I've stopped writing these notes at the middle of
the semester.
Thus, the current notes only cover the first 8 lectures
(out of the planned 14 lectures).
I hope to complete the missing notes next time I teach this
course (which may be next year).

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