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227-0418-00L  Algebra and Error Correcting Codes

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersH.‑A. Loeliger
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractThe course is an introduction to error correcting codes covering both classical algebraic codes and modern iterative decoding. The course includes a self-contained introduction of the pertinent basics of "abstract" algebra.
ObjectiveThe course is an introduction to error correcting codes covering both classical algebraic codes and modern iterative decoding. The course includes a self-contained introduction of the pertinent basics of "abstract" algebra.
ContentError correcting codes: coding and modulation, linear codes, Hamming space codes, Euclidean space codes, trellises and Viterbi decoding, convolutional codes, factor graphs and message passing algorithms, low-density parity check codes, turbo codes, polar codes, Reed-Solomon codes.

Algebra: groups, rings, homomorphisms, quotient groups, ideals, finite fields, vector spaces, polynomials.
Lecture notesLecture Notes (english)