Alan Turing



Dalhousie University
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
The Enigma Machine

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  • Intended audience:
    Upper-year undergraduate students in

  • Use of technology:
    Occasionally the use of the computer algebra system Maple will be required, mainly for some homework assignments.
    You can download Maple for free, using your netID and password, at

  • Evaluation (subject to change until beginning of term):

  • Conversion to letter grades (Faculty of Science default scheme):
    90-100 A+    75-79.9 B+    62-64.9 C+    50-54.9 D
    85-89.9 A 70-74.9 B 58-61.9 C < 50 F
    80-84.9A-  65-69.9 B- 55-57.9 C-

  • Smartphone policy:

    I request that you refrain from the use of your smartphone during class.
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    Thank you for your consideration.

  • Students With Disabilities
    ... are encouraged to register as quickly as possible at the Student Accessibility Services if they wish to receive academic accommodations. To do so please phone 494-2836, e-mail, drop in at the Mark A. Hill Accessibility Centre, Killam G28, or visit their website. Students are also reminded that all forms are now available on their website.

  • Intellectual Honesty
    This course, as all other courses, is subject to the university's Intellectual Honesty guidelines; please see the appropriate section in the Undergraduate Calendar.

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    Portraits of Cryptographers mentioned in this course: