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Codes on Euclidean Spheres - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444503299, 9780080502168

Codes on Euclidean Spheres, Volume 63

1st Edition

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Editors: T. Ericson V. Zinoviev
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444503299
eBook ISBN: 9780080502168
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 27th April 2001
Page Count: 564
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. The linear programming bound
3. Codes in dimension n=3
4. Permutation codes
5. Symmetric alphabets
6. Non-symmetric alphabets
7. Polyphase codes
8. Group codes
9. Distance regular spherical codes
10. Lattices
11. Decodin

A Algebraic codes and designs
B Spheres in R n
C Spherical geometry
D Tables


Codes on Euclidean spheres are often referred to as spherical codes. They are of interest from mathematical, physical and engineering points of view. Mathematically the topic belongs to the realm of algebraic combinatorics, with close connections to number theory, geometry, combinatorial theory, and - of course - to algebraic coding theory. The connections to physics occur within areas like crystallography and nuclear physics. In engineering spherical codes are of central importance in connection with error-control in communication systems. In that context the use of spherical codes is often referred to as "coded modulation."

The book offers a first complete treatment of the mathematical theory of codes on Euclidean spheres. Many new results are published here for the first time. Engineering applications are emphasized throughout the text. The theory is illustrated by many examples. The book also contains an extensive table of best known spherical codes in dimensions 3-24, including exact constructions.


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"The book offers an almost complete and self-contained account of the current state-of-the-art within the special part of the theory. I am sure that this book will be useful and of interest both to mathematicians and to engineers, particularly to those within the field of communications." --Zentralblatt fur Mathematik

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About the Editors

T. Ericson

Affiliations and Expertise

Linköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering, Linköping, Sweden

V. Zinoviev

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute for Problems of Information Transmission, Moscow, Russia