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The Brains behind the Enigma Code Breaking before the Second World War
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2003 (English)In: Mathematics and War / [ed] Boos-Bavnbek, Bernhelm; Hoyrup, Jens, Basel-Boston-Berlin: Birkhäuser-verlag , 2003, 83-102 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)Alternative title
Hjärnorna bakom Enigmas avkodning före utbrottet av andra världskriget (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

The German Enigma encoding machine and the contributions of famous cryptologists who broke it, are still topics, which fascinate both scientists and general public. After the monarchy of Kaiser Wilhelm II fell, the Weimar republic came into being, and the idea of equipping the armed forces with machine ciphers already found realization in 1926. The German cipher machine, called Enigma, alarmed the general staffs of neighbouring countries, especially Poland and France. This work intends to describe the efforts of cryptanalysts who solved the mystery of Enigma during the 30-ties before the beginning of the war.

Abstract [sv]

I 1900-talets historia var den tyska koderingsmaskinen “Enigma” en av de mest mystiska gåtorna. Artikeln berättar om den spännande historia som följer på en upptäckt av avkodningssystemen av Enigmas chiffer. Inte många vet att det var tre unga polska matematiker som redan 1933 löste koden med hjälp av matematiska metoder, inte minst kombinatorik. I denna skrift kan vi finna inte bara den historiska beskrivningen av fakta utan också ett utdrag av den matematiska lösningen. De historiska företeelser som gällde avslöjandet av kodering omfattar perioden mellan 1928–1939.

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Basel-Boston-Berlin: Birkhäuser-verlag , 2003. 83-102 p.
Keyword [en]
Enigma, the German decryptment section in Poland 1928-1939, cooperation Poland-France, the Polish Enigma as the gift for the allies
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Human Aspects of ICT
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-9785DOI: 000187552000003Local ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfo902B225EECDEEAA0C1256E27006AE4A3ISBN: 3-7643-1634-9 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-9785DiVA: diva2:837727
Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2004-01-26 Last updated: 2016-09-20Bibliographically approved

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