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Math 641: Introduction to Error-Correcting Codes

Coding theory. Codes (linear, Hamming, Golay, dual); decoding-encoding; Shannon's theorem; sphere-packing; singleton and Gilbert-Varshamov bounds; weight enumerators; MacWilliams identities; finite fields; other codes (Reed-Muller, cyclic, BCH, Reed-Solomon) and error-correction algorithms.
 
credits: 
3 (N-A)
semester: 
InFrequent
prereqs: 
MATH 541 or graduate or professional standing or member of the Pre-Masters Mathematics (Visiting International) Program

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