A First Course in Coding Theory

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Clarendon Press, 1986 - Technology & Engineering - 251 pages
Algebraic coding theory is a new and rapidly developing subject, popular for its many practical applications and for its fascinatingly rich mathematical structure. This book provides an elementary yet rigorous introduction to the theory of error-correcting codes. Based on courses given by the author over several years to advanced undergraduates and first-year graduated students, this guide includes a large number of exercises, all with solutions, making the book highly suitable for individual study.
 

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Contents

The Hamming codes
81
Codes and Latin squares
113
A doubleerror correcting decimal code and
125
Cyclic codes
141
Weight enumerators
165
The main linear coding theory problem
175
MDS codes
191
Concluding remarks related topics and further
201
Solutions to exercises
211
Bibliography
243
Index
249
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Raymond Hill is at University of Salford.

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