MATH/MTHE 406; MATH 806: Introduction to Coding Theory

Course webpage: www.mast.queensu.ca/~math406

Lectures:   Monday 8:30, Tuesday 10:30, and Thursday 9:30, all in Jeff 225.

Instructor:   Professor Noriko YUI, yui@mast.queensu.ca

Marker: Richard Leyland, 15rl15@queensu.ca

Office hours: By appointment at Jeff 417

Textbook:   Introduction to Coding Theory by Ron Roth, $126.95

http://www.campusbookstore.com/Textbooks/Course/16689-MATH406-FALL16

http://www.campusbookstore.com/Textbooks/Course/B02919-MTHE406-FALL16

Marking scheme:  
    Homework   20%
    One Midterm Exam (2 hours)   30%
    Final Exam (3 hours)   50%
There are homework assignments in roughly every two weeks. Each homework assignment will be posted on the course webpage, and it should be handed in on the due date in class. Late hand-in will NOT be accepted. Tentatively, homework 1 is due on October 3 (M), homework 2 is due on October 17 (M), homework 3 is due on November 7 (M), homework 4 is due on November 21 (M) and homework 5 is due on December 5 (M). I will be away for a conference in the week of September 25. Three lectures during that week will be rescheduled at later dates. Two lectures will be allocated for the midterm scheduled outside of lecture hours. The remaining one lecture will be scheduled on December 5 (M) at the regular hour and location.

Important Dates:  
  Midterm Exam October 31, 2016 5:30-7:30pm JEF 234 Chapters 1,2,4, Homeworks 1-2 Pre-approved calculator allowed; NO data sheet The class average 72/100
  Final Exam December 18, 2016 2pm-5pm Grant Hall Main Floor Chapters 1-8, Homeworks 1-5, Course Notes Pre-approved calculator allowed; NO data sheet

The supplementary class is scheduled on December 5, 2016 from 10:00am to 12:00 noon at Jef 422.

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Homework Assignment 2
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Homework Assignment 3
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Homework Assignment 4
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Homework Assignment 5
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Midterm Exam
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