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Introduction to Coding Theory


Part of the Graduate Texts in Mathematics book series (GTM, volume 86)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. J. H. van Lint
    Pages 1-21
  3. J. H. van Lint
    Pages 22-32
  4. J. H. van Lint
    Pages 33-46
  5. J. H. van Lint
    Pages 47-63
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    Pages 64-80
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    Pages 81-111
  8. J. H. van Lint
    Pages 112-127
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  10. J. H. van Lint
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  12. J. H. van Lint
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  13. J. H. van Lint
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  14. J. H. van Lint
    Pages 181-194
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 195-233

About this book


It is gratifying that this textbook is still sufficiently popular to warrant a third edition. I have used the opportunity to improve and enlarge the book. When the second edition was prepared, only two pages on algebraic geometry codes were added. These have now been removed and replaced by a relatively long chapter on this subject. Although it is still only an introduction, the chapter requires more mathematical background of the reader than the remainder of this book. One of the very interesting recent developments concerns binary codes defined by using codes over the alphabet 7l.4• There is so much interest in this area that a chapter on the essentials was added. Knowledge of this chapter will allow the reader to study recent literature on 7l. -codes. 4 Furthermore, some material has been added that appeared in my Springer Lec­ ture Notes 201, but was not included in earlier editions of this book, e. g. Generalized Reed-Solomon Codes and Generalized Reed-Muller Codes. In Chapter 2, a section on "Coding Gain" ( the engineer's justification for using error-correcting codes) was added. For the author, preparing this third edition was a most welcome return to mathematics after seven years of administration. For valuable discussions on the new material, I thank C.P.l.M.Baggen, I. M.Duursma, H.D.L.Hollmann, H. C. A. van Tilborg, and R. M. Wilson. A special word of thanks to R. A. Pellikaan for his assistance with Chapter 10.


Shannon code coding theory error-correcting code linear optimization

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Introduction to Coding Theory
  • Authors J.H. van Lint
  • Series Title Graduate Texts in Mathematics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-78082-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-63653-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-58575-3
  • Series ISSN 0072-5285
  • Edition Number 3
  • Number of Pages XIV, 234
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Combinatorics
    Algebraic Geometry
    Number Theory
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