It's enjoyable that this textbook continues to be sufficiently well known to warrant a 3rd variation. i've got used the chance to enhance and amplify the publication. whilst the second one version used to be ready, in simple terms pages on algebraic geometry codes have been further. those have now been got rid of and changed via a comparatively lengthy bankruptcy in this topic. even though it remains to be purely an advent, the bankruptcy calls for extra mathematical history of the reader than the rest of this e-book. one of many very fascinating fresh advancements matters binary codes outlined by utilizing codes over the alphabet 7l.4• there's quite a bit curiosity during this region bankruptcy at the necessities used to be extra. wisdom of this bankruptcy will enable the reader to review contemporary literature on 7l. -codes. four additionally, a few fabric has been additional that seemed in my Springer Lec ture Notes 201, yet was once no longer incorporated in previous variants of this booklet, e. g. Generalized Reed-Solomon Codes and Generalized Reed-Muller Codes. In bankruptcy 2, a piece on "Coding achieve" ( the engineer's justification for utilizing error-correcting codes) used to be additional. For the writer, getting ready this 3rd version was once a such a lot welcome go back to arithmetic after seven years of management. For precious discussions at the new fabric, I thank C.P.l.M.Baggen, I. M.Duursma, H.D.L.Hollmann, H. C. A. van Tilborg, and R. M. Wilson. a different observe of because of R. A. Pellikaan for his assistance with bankruptcy 10.

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11). the result's forty two A(13, five) = A(14, 6) ~ 2 r - 14r 214 + forty two . ~ L l~ i~r I after which the most suitable choice is r = three which yields A(13, five) ~ 162. the outcome within the instance isn't nearly as good as prior estimates. in spite of the fact that, asymptotically the Elias sure is the simplest results of this part. five. Bounds on Codes seventy two (5. 2. 12) Theorem (Asymptotic Elias Bound). we have now a(<5) ~ 1 - Hq(O - JO(O - <5», if zero ~ <5 < zero, a(<5) = zero, half follows from Theorem five. 2. five. So allow zero < <5 ~ O. decide upon JO(O - <5) and take r = l,lnJ.

In actual fact, a union of cosets of 9l(1, m) might be a code with minimal distance at so much 2m- 1 - 2m/2 - 1 • we want to shape a code C by way of taking the union of co units resembling definite quadratic varieties Q l ' ... , Ql (with linked §4. 7. reviews sixty one symplectic varieties B 1 , ••• , B,). to discover the minimal distance of this code, we needs to ponder codes comparable to cosets outlined via the kinds Qi - Qj (i # j) and locate their minimal weight. the easiest that we will be able to in achieving is that every distinction Qi - Qj corresponds to a symplectic type of maximal rank, that could be a nonsingular symplectic shape.

The tangent Tp at P is outlined through dpF = O. In part 10. 2 we outlined the map d p that maps a component of k[X] to a linear functionality on Tp (i. e. a component of T;). We now contemplate the set ¢[X] of all mappings that go together with every one aspect P of X a component of T;. (10. four. 1) Definition. a component E ¢[X] is termed a standard differential/orm (on the curve X) if each element P of X has a local U such that during this local, should be represented as = L;=l j;dgi , the place all of the services j; and gi are common in U.

33 35 38 XII Contents three. four. Majority good judgment deciphering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. three. five. Weight Enumerators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. three. 6. The Lee Metric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. three. 7. reviews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three. eight. difficulties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 39 forty forty two forty four forty five bankruptcy four a few solid Codes forty seven four. 1. Hadamard Codes and Generalizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. four. 2. The Binary Golay Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . four. three. The Ternary Golay Code .

Three. 6. 1) Definition. ponder (0 ~ i < m) is outlined via Zm as alphabet. The Lee weight of an integer i wL(i) := min{i, m - i}. The Lee metric on Z~ is outlined through L wL(a;), n wL(a) := i=1 the place the sum is outlined in ~o. We outline Lee distance through it's not tough to work out that this is often certainly a distance functionality. In a later bankruptcy, we will be in particular drawn to the alphabet Z4' We deal with this in additional aspect now. In Z4, the Lee weights of 0,1, and a pair of are 0,1, and a couple of respectively, however the Lee weight of three is 1.