By Norman L. Biggs

many of us don't realize that arithmetic offers the root for the units we use to deal with info within the smooth international. so much of these who do be aware of most likely imagine that the components of arithmetic involvedare fairly ‘cl- sical’, resembling Fourier research and di?erential equations. in reality, loads of the mathematical heritage is a part of what was once known as ‘pure’ ma- ematics, indicating that it used to be created to be able to take care of difficulties that originated inside arithmetic itself. It has taken decades for mathema- cians to return to phrases with this example, and a few of them are nonetheless no longer totally chuffed approximately it. Thisbookisanintegratedintroductionto Coding.Bythis Imeanreplacing symbolic info, corresponding to a series of bits or a message written in a naturallanguage,byanother messageusing (possibly) di?erentsymbols.There are 3 major purposes for doing this: economic climate (data compression), Reliability (correction of errors), and defense (cryptography). i've got attempted to hide each one of those 3 parts in su?cient intensity in order that the reader can grab the elemental difficulties and pass directly to extra complicated learn. The mathematical concept is brought in a fashion that allows the fundamental difficulties to bestatedcarefully,butwithoutunnecessaryabstraction.Theprerequisites(sets andfunctions,matrices,?niteprobability)shouldbefamiliartoanyonewhohas taken a regular direction in mathematical equipment or discrete arithmetic. A direction in straightforward summary algebra and/or quantity thought will be worthwhile, however the ebook includes the basic proof, and readers with no this heritage might be capable of comprehend what's going. vi Thereareafewplaceswherereferenceismadetocomputeralgebrasystems.

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