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Containing data on number theory, encryption schemes, and cyclic codes, this highly successful textbook, proven by the authors in a popular two-quarter course, presents coding theory, construction, encoding, and decoding of specific code families in an "easy-to-use" manner appropriate for students with only a basic background in mathematics offering revised and updated material on the Berlekamp-Massey decoding algorithm and convolutional codes. Introducing the mathematics as it is needed and providing exercises with solutions, this edition includes an extensive section on cryptography, designed for an introductory course on the subject.
Praise for the first edition... The panel of authors has attempted to write a text from which students can actually be taught, and the effort is largely successful.
...There is a welcome emphasis on construction, with many worked examples and excercises.
Zentralblatt fur Mathematik und ihre Grenzgebiete
...provides an excellent introduction to the subject at a level that allows all of the important concepts to be developed.
Acta Science and Mathematics
...highly recommend[ed]...for students in computer science and engineering.
Romanian Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
...a very good and useful textbook.
"...an attractive textbook that will be an excellent choice for a course that covers both coding theory and cryptography."
Seven mathematicians from Auburn University in Alabama present a textbook for a two-quarter course for students with only a basic background in mathematics. To explain coding theory, and the construction, encoding, and decoding of specific code families, they employ the two principles of describing the mathematics and the application in the same place, and avoiding mathematical generalizations and terminology that would be used in a class of advanced mathematics majors. The first edition, published in 1991, was titled , and was written by a completely different team, Hoffman, Leonard, et al. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)