The Resource Codebreakers : Arne Beurling and the Swedish crypto program during World War II, Bengt Beckman

Codebreakers : Arne Beurling and the Swedish crypto program during World War II, Bengt Beckman

Label
Codebreakers : Arne Beurling and the Swedish crypto program during World War II
Title
Codebreakers
Title remainder
Arne Beurling and the Swedish crypto program during World War II
Statement of responsibility
Bengt Beckman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
"One of the greatest accomplishments in the history of cryptography occurred in 1940 when a Swedish mathematician broke the German code used for strategic military communications. This story has all the elements of a classic thriller: a desperate wartime situation; a moody and secretive mathematical genius with a talent for cryptography; and a stunning mathematical feat, mysterious to this day. Arne Beurling, the man who inherited Einstein's office at Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study, was the figure who played this role at a crucial moment in world history." "The author, Bengt Beckman, for many years was the head of the cryptanalysis department of the Swedish signal intelligence agency. He has crafted a book that a reader at any level of mathematical sophistication will thoroughly enjoy. It will appeal to a broad audience of readers, from historians and biography buffs to mathematicians to anyone with a passing interest in cryptology and cryptanalysis."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 940.5485
  • 940.54/85
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Swedish
LC call number
D810.C88
LC item number
B413 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Codebreakers : Arne Beurling and the Swedish crypto program during World War II, Bengt Beckman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • zbnus
  • glg
Contents
Northern Europe, circa 1940 -- An 18th-Century Cipher -- The World's First Ciphering Machine -- Damm, Hagelin, and Gylden -- Radio Signal Interception and Cryptanalysis Before 1939 -- War -- Enter Arne Beurling -- The Russian Baltic Navy -- Mysterious Signals -- Teleprinters -- Beurling's Analysis -- The G-Schreiber and the Apps -- Continued Cryptanalysis -- Exit Gylden - But Beurling Comes Back -- The Double Transposition -- Operation Barbarossa -- The Work Place -- Contents -- The Birth of the FRA -- Brilliant Results - Despite Everything -- Downturn and Leakage -- The Red Army and the Arctic Sea -- The Doubly Enciphered Russian Code -- Stella Polaris -- Gradual Loss of German Traffic -- Borelius Pays a Visit to the Germans -- Information - But of What Value? -- Norway -- The Last Years of the War -- The Swedes' Own Crypto Systems -- Arne Beurling 1943-1945 -- Arne Beurling -- Through the Eyes of a Woman -- A Magical Friendship
Control code
000023812524
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
vii, 259 p.
Isbn
9780821828892
Lccn
2002026234
Other physical details
ill.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b20196271
System control number
  • 23812524lw
  • (OCoLC)50314439

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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