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Course Descriptions

The curriculum of the program in the Department of Mathematics is designed to provide a broad education in both theoretical and applied mathematics. It also develops the scientific knowledge and the problem solving, computing, and communications skills that are critical to a successful mathematically based career.

MA 476 - Algebraic Codes

  • Credit Hours: 4R-0L-4C
  • Term Available: S (odd years)
  • Graduate Studies Eligible: Yes
  • Prerequisites: MA 276 and MA 374
  • Corequisites: None

Construction and theory of linear and nonlinear error correcting codes. Generator matrices, parity check matrices, and the dual code. Cyclic codes, quadratic residue codes, BCH codes, Reed-Solomon codes, and derived codes. Weight enumeration and information rate of optimum codes.

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