Open University

Open University

Coding Theory (M836)

This module deals with the theory of error-detecting and error-correcting codes. In particular, it investigates their constraints and bounds, and introduces a wide variety of linear and nonlinear codes - together with associated encoding and decoding procedures. You'll analyse the structure and properties of these codes, investigate links between the theory of error-correcting codes and other mathematical structures, and examine the applicability of codes to real situations. You'll also look at the concepts of optimal and perfect codes, and examine a wide variety of codes, including some constructed from other mathematical structures.

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Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Credits from The Open University Distance learning October 2016 - 9 months

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