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Math 406

Introduction to Coding Theory

Winter 2013

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Instructor
Dr. Ernst Kani
Office: Jeffery Hall, Room 211
E-mail: kani@mast.queensu....
Telephone: 533-2435
Office hours: Mondays 10:30-11:20, Wednesdays 9:30-10:20, Thursdays 11:30-12:20

Lectures
Monday 9:30, Wednesday 8:30, Thursday 10:30
Jeffery 115

Pre/Corequisites
Basic algebraic methods, as seen in MATH 210 or 211 or 212 or 213 or 217.
Knowledge of linear algebra (at the level of MATH 112 or APSC 174) is a must.

Marking Scheme
Undergraduate students: Assignments 20%, Midterm 30%, Final exam 50%
Graduate students: Assignments 20%, Midterm 20%, Final exam 40%, Project 20%

The project for graduate students will consist of a written survey of research papers or implementation of some software.

Assignments
Due Thursdays at 10:30 (every second week)

Midterm Test
14 February 2013 at 10:30

Final Exam
24 April 2013, 9:00-11:00 (2 hours)

Textbooks
There is no required textbook for the course. However, the following books are recommended as references.


These books have been ordered by the Campus bookstore. A few chapters of the following text are also useful:

Course Outline (Tentative) - see also Course Content 2013

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Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the regulations concerning academic integrity and for ensuring that their assignments conform to the principles of academic integrity. Information on academic integrity is available in the Arts and Science Calendar (see Academic Regulation 1), on the Arts and Science website, and from the instructor of this course. Departures from academic integrity include plagiarism, use of unauthorized materials, facilitation, forgery and falsification, and are antithetical to the development of an academic community at Queen's. Given the seriousness of these matters, actions which contravene the regulation on academic integrity carry sanctions that can range from a warning or the loss of grades on an assignment to the failure of a course to a requirement to withdraw from the university.