Cyclic Codes

  • David R. Finston
  • Patrick J. Morandi
Part of the Springer Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics and Technology book series (SUMAT)


In this chapter we will build codes from quotient rings of \(\mathbb{Z}_{2}[x]\). One advantage of this construction will be that we can guarantee a certain degree of error correction. We first make a connection between words and elements of such a quotient ring.

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Section-7.4-Exercise-3 (MW 46 KB)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David R. Finston
    • 1
    • 2
  • Patrick J. Morandi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsBrooklyn College of the City University of New YorkBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.CUNY Graduate CenterNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of Mathematical SciencesNew Mexico State UniversityLas CrucesUSA

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