Drexel dragonThe Math ForumDonate to the Math Forum

The Math Forum Internet Mathematics Library

Cracking a Medieval Code

_____________________________________
Library Home || Full Table of Contents || Suggest a Link || Library Help
_____________________________________

Visit this site: http://www.maa.org/mathland/mathtrek_5_4_98.html

Author:Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Description: The first printed book on cryptology was written by Johannes Trithemius (1462-1516), an abbot in Spanheim, Germany, who was one of the leading intellectuals of his day. Bearing the title Polygraphiae libri sex ("Six Books of Polygraphy"), it was published in 1518 after Trithemius's death. The first of the six books contains 384 columns of Latin words, two columns per page. Each word stands for a letter of the alphabet...

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Problems/Puzzles, Articles
Math Topics: History and Biography, Cryptography

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

_____________________________________
Home || The Math Library || Quick Reference || Search || Help
_____________________________________

© 1994-2014 Drexel University. All rights reserved.
http://mathforum.org/
The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Goodwin College of Professional Studies.The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Drexel University School of Education.