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Mathematics (MATH)

School of Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Science

MATH 4109 [0.5 credit]

Fields and Coding Theory (Honours)

Introduction to field theory, emphasizing the structure of finite fields, primitive elements and irreducible polynomials. The influence of computational problems will be considered. Theory and applications of error-correcting codes: algebraic codes, convolution codes, decoding algorithms, and analysis of code performance.
Prerequisite: MATH 2100, or MATH 3101 or MATH 2108 or equivalent; or permission of the School.
Lectures three hours a week.

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