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ERIC Number: EJ862205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0746-8342
Two Applications of the Hamming-Golay Code
Liu, Andy
College Mathematics Journal, v40 n1 p2-5 Jan 2009
In this paper, we give two unexpected applications of a Hamming code. The first one, also known as the "Hat Problem," is based on the fact that a small portion of the available code words are actually used in a Hamming code. The second one is a magic trick based on the fact that a Hamming code is perfect for single-error correction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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