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Publication Date


First Advisor

David Meyer

Second Advisor

Rajan Mehta

Document Type

Honors Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Mathematics and Statistics


Cryptography, Quantum cryptography, Entanglement


Quantum cryptography exploits the quantum mechanical principle that observation in general disturbs the system being observed. Of particular interest is the role played by entanglement, which doesn’t yet have a complete theory. In this thesis, we attempt to classify quantum entanglement and explore how the properties of quantum entanglement allow for applications in information transmission and quantum cryptography.


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vii, 81 pages : illustrations (chiefly color). Includes bibliographical references (pages 80-81)