Algorithmic Introduction to Coding Theory
Course number: 6.897
Prereq: 6.046, 6.840 & Mathematical Maturity.
Time: MW 1:002:30pm
Location:
66144
309 HLevel Grad Credit
Homepage:
http://theory.lcs.mit.edu/~madhu/FT01/course.html
Course announcement
Topics covered:
Single file with notes of all finished lectures:
(ps),
(gzipped ps),
(pdf).
References
Some standard references for coding theory are listed below.
We won't follow any particular one of these. But the material
covered can probably be found (in some disguise or other) in
any of these.

Theory and Practice of ErrorControl Codes.
Richard E. Blahut.
AddisonWesley, Reading, Massachusetts, 1983.

The Theory of Error Correcting Codes.
F.J. MacWilliams and N.J.A. Sloane.
NorthHolland, Amsterdam, 1981.

Introduction to Coding Theory.
Jacobus H. van Lint.
SpringerVerlag, Berlin, 1999.
Here is a pointer lecture notes from a previous
(accelerated) version of this course.
Papers (to be added)
For scribes, here is a
sample file and
the preamble.tex file that
it uses.