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801623S Introduction to Coding Theory, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 801623S  Validity 01.01.2018 -
Name Introduction to Coding Theory  Abbreviation Introduction to 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline3250 Mathematics 
TypeCourse   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
 
   
Unit Field of Mathematics 

Description
ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits

 
Language of instruction 

Finnish

 
Learning outcomes 

After completing the course, the student:

- understands the basic principles and concepts of error correcting codes

- can code and decode using the codes introduced on the course

- knows how to derive and prove the main results introduced on the course

 
Contents 

The course is about the theory of error correcting codes needed in the transfer of information. The goal of the course is to give students the basic knowledge of the structure and use of these codes. The focus is on binary block codes and the most important subjects are linear codes, RM-codes and cyclic codes. Finally we consider convolutional codes.

 
Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching

 
Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures + exercises 30 h, independent studying 105 h

 
Target group 

Major and minor students

 
Prerequisites and co-requisites 

802354A Basics in Algebra, 802355A Algebraic structures, 802120P Introduction to Matrices

 
Assessment methods and criteria 

Final exam

 
Grading 

1-5, fail

 
Person responsible 

Topi Törmä

 


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