An Introduction to Algebraic and Combinatorial Coding Theory

An Introduction to Algebraic and Combinatorial Coding Theory

1st Edition - January 1, 1976

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  • Authors: Ian F. Blake, Ronald C. Mullin
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483260297

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An Introduction to Algebraic and Combinatorial Coding Theory focuses on the principles, operations, and approaches involved in the combinatorial coding theory, including linear transformations, chain groups, vector spaces, and combinatorial constructions. The publication first offers information on finite fields and coding theory and combinatorial constructions and coding. Discussions focus on quadratic residues and codes, self-dual and quasicyclic codes, balanced incomplete block designs and codes, polynomial approach to coding, and linear transformations of vector spaces over finite fields. The text then examines coding and combinatorics, including chains and chain groups, equidistant codes, matroids, graphs, and coding, matroids, and dual chain groups. The manuscript also ponders on Möbius inversion formula, Lucas's theorem, and Mathieu groups. The publication is a valuable source of information for mathematicians and researchers interested in the combinatorial coding theory.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Preface to the Original Edition


    1. Finite Fields and Coding Theory

    1.1 Introduction

    1.2 Fields, Extensions, and Polynomials

    1.3 Fundamental Properties of Finite Fields

    1.4 Vector Spaces over Finite Fields

    1.5 Linear Codes

    1.6 Polynomials Over Finite Fields

    1.7 Cyclic Codes

    1.8 Linear Transformations of Vector Spaces Over Finite Fields

    1.9 Code Invariance Under Permutation Groups

    1.10 The Polynomial Approach to Coding

    1.11 Bounds on Code Dictionaries



    2. Combinatorial Constructions and Coding

    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 Finite Geometries: Their Collineation Groups and Codes

    2.3 Balanced Incomplete Block Designs and Codes

    2.4 Latin Squares and Steiner Triple Systems

    2.5 Quadratic Residues and Codes

    2.6 Hadamard Matrices, Difference Sets, and Their Codes

    2.7 Self-Dual and Quasicyclic Codes

    2.8 Perfect Codes



    3. Coding and Combinatorics

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 General t Designs

    3.3 Matroids

    3.4 Chains and Chain Groups

    3.5 Dual Chain Groups

    3.6 Matroids, Graphs, and Coding

    3.7 Perfect Codes and t Designs

    3.8 Nearly Perfect Codes and t Designs

    3.9 Balanced Codes and t Designs

    3.10 Equidistant Codes



    Appendix A. The Möbius Inversion Formula

    Appendix B. Lucas's Theorem

    Appendix C. The Mathieu Groups



Product details

  • No. of pages: 242
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1976
  • Published: January 1, 1976
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483260297

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Ian F. Blake

Ronald C. Mullin

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