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Lattices are discrete sets of points in the n-dimensional Euclidean space \(\mathbb {R}^n\), which are described as all integer linear combinations of independent vectors.

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The authors wish to thank the reviewer for the interesting and pertinent suggestions presented and the important support provided by SBMAC (Brazilian Society of Computational and Applied Mathematics) and FAPESP foundation during the elaboration of this Springer Briefs book.

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Costa, S.I.R., Oggier, F., Campello, A., Belfiore, JC., Viterbo, E. (2017). Introduction. In: Lattices Applied to Coding for Reliable and Secure Communications. SpringerBriefs in Mathematics. Springer, Cham.

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