Nowadays messages are sent electronically through different kinds of communication channels. Most of these channels are not perfect and errors are created during the transmission. The object of an error-correcting code is to encode the data so that the message can be recovered if not too many errors have occurred. The goal of this course is to introduce the basic mathematical ideas behind the design of error-correcting codes. It makes use of algebraic techniques involving vector spaces, finite fields, and polynomial rings. These techniques will be developed in this course so that prior knowledge is not necessary.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: MATH221 OR MATH223
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COMP)(MATH)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly homework assignments, two midterms and a final examination.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students are recommended, but not required, to complete either MATH 228 or MATH 261 before taking this course.
|Instructor(s): Chan,Wai Kiu Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: SCIE638; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 8||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 9||JR non-major: 8||SO: 6||FR: 2|
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