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Coding Theory MATH 747 (3)

An introduction to the theory and practice of error-correcting codes. Topics will include finite fields, polynomial rings, linear and non-linear codes, BCH codes, convolutional codes, majority logic decoding, weight distribution of codes, and bounds on the size of codes. Students may not take a 700-division course if it is being offered in conjunction with a 400-division course which they have taken previously.