Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Department

Mathematics

Abstract

Whether it is downloading files from the Internet, having conversations between cell phones, or sending information from a laptop to a printer, we often want to transmit data in situations where we need to worry about interference from other signals that may cause errors in the transmission. The branch of mathematics known as coding theory is dedicated to finding ways to tell when these are errors in transmission and, when possible, how to correct those errors. The goal of coding theory is to build as much redundancy as possible into a message without greatly increasing its length. [excerpt]

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