Error-Correcting Linear Codes Classification by Isometry and Applications

This text offers a thorough introduction to the mathematical concepts behind the theory of error-correcting linear codes. Care is taken to introduce the necessary algebraic concepts, for instance the theory of finite fields, the polynomial rings over such fields and the ubiquitous concept of group a...

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Main Authors: Betten, Anton, Braun, Michael (Author), Fripertinger, Harald (Author), Kerber, Adalbert (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006, 2006
Edition:1st ed. 2006
Series:Algorithms and Computation in Mathematics
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This text offers a thorough introduction to the mathematical concepts behind the theory of error-correcting linear codes. Care is taken to introduce the necessary algebraic concepts, for instance the theory of finite fields, the polynomial rings over such fields and the ubiquitous concept of group actions that allows the classification of codes by isometry. The book provides in-depth coverage of important topics like cyclic codes and the coding theory used in compact disc players. The final four chapters cover advanced and algorithmic topics like the classification of linear codes by isometry, the enumeration of isometry classes, random generation of codes, the use of lattice basis reduction to compute minimum distances, the explicit construction of codes with given parameters, as well as the systematic evaluation of representatives of all isometry classes of codes. Up until now, these advanced topics have only been covered in research papers. The present book provides access to these results at a level which is suitable for graduate students of mathematics, computer science and engineering as well as for researchers
Physical Description:XXIX, 798 p online resource
ISBN:9783540317036