Traditional Applications

  • Nigel Boston
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)


The early applications of algebra to electrical engineering and computer science come via coding theory and cryptography. These are techniques used to ensure accuracy and security of transmitted information respectively. There are many books that cover these topics thoroughly. Our brief discussion is intended to provide background for the later chapters.


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  1. 1.
    Blahut, R.M.: Algebraic Codes for Data Transmission. Cambridge University Press (2003)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Blake, I., Seroussi, G., and Smart, N.: Elliptic Curves in Cryptography. London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series (1999)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nigel Boston
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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