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MATH 217 Algebraic Structures

MATH 217  Algebraic Structures  Units: 3.50  

The purpose of the course is to provide an introduction to abstract algebraic systems, and to illustrate the concepts with applications to communication engineering. Topics covered are: symbolic logic, switching and logic circuits; set theory and mappings; equivalence relations; the integers; introduction to Boolean algebras; group theory, groups, subgroups, cyclic groups, cosets and Lagrange's theorem, quotient groups, homomorphisms and isomorphisms; applications to error-control codes, binary block codes for noisy communication channels, nearest neighbor decoding, code error detection/correction capabilities, group (linear) codes, coset decoding, generator and parity check matrices, syndrome decoding; basic properties of rings and fields. (30/0/0/12/0)

Requirements: MATH118 OR APSC174  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science