ERIC Number: ED218103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Error Correcting Codes I. Applications of Elementary Algebra to Information Theory. Modules and Monographs in Undergraduate Mathematics and Its Applications Project. UMAP Unit 346.
Rice, Bart F.; Wilde, Carroll O.
It is noted that with the prominence of computers in today's technological society, digital communication systems have become widely used in a variety of applications. Some of the problems that arise in digital communications systems are described. This unit presents the problem of correcting errors in such systems. Error correcting codes are developed as an application of linear algebra and finite field algebra. The models chosen for this module were selected for relative ease of comprehension. The material includes exercises and a model examination, with answers provided to all problems. (MP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.