MTH 436/536 Combinatorial Designs and Coding Theory (3)

Provides an introduction to combinatorial design and coding theory with a focus on basic concepts and essential tools. Topics are selected from: An introduction to finite fields, difference methods, symmetric designs, orthogonal Latin squares, league schedules, basic concepts in coding theory, linear codes, perfect codes, BCH codes, and Reed-Solomon codes. The focus is on the theoretical aspect of these topics.

Prerequisite(s): Discrete Math (MTH 231 or MTH 331 or equivalent), and Linear Algebra (MTH 222 or equivalent), or permission of instructor.

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