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Some Applications of Finite Fields

  • Lindsay N. Childs
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)

Abstract

We give two applications of finite fields: to construct multiple-error-correcting codes, and to construct sets of pairwise orthogonal Latin squares. The codes are widely used, from coding satellite transmission data to recording compact disks; the Latin squares are used in statistical design of experiments, for example, in agricultural research.

Keywords

Discrete Fourier Transform Finite Field Milk Yield Minimal Polynomial Information Digit 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lindsay N. Childs
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsSUNY at AlbanyAlbanyUSA

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