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Math 406

Introduction to Coding Theory

Fall 2014

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Dr. Ernst Kani
Office: Jeffery Hall, Room 211
E-mail: kani@mast.queensu....
Telephone: 533-2435
Office hours: Mondays 13:30-14:20, Tuesdays 15:30-16:20, Thursdays 14:30-15:20

Monday 11:30, Tuesday 13:30, Thursday 12:30
Jeffery 110

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 20%, Final exam 60%
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.

Due Thursdays at 12:30

Midterm Test
23 October 2014 at 12:30 (in class)

Final Exam


This book is available at the Campus bookstore.

Alternate references:

Computer Resources:
MAPLE 17 is installed and available on the PC's in JEF 155

Course Outline (Tentative)

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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.