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Name: Block Channel Coding
ID: m0094
Language: English (en)
Summary: Repetition codes, a special case of block channel coding, proves not to improve coding efficiency.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: block channel coding, channel coding, coding efficiency, digital communication, error correcting codes, error correction, information communication
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 1.0

Authors: Don Johnson (
Copyright Holders: Don Johnson (
Maintainers: Don Johnson (, John Cottrell (

Latest version: 2.15 (history)
First publication date: Jul 31, 2000 12:00 am +0000
Last revision to module: Jun 5, 2009 2:36 pm +0000


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Version History

Version: 2.15 Jun 5, 2009 2:36 pm +0000 by Connexions
Modified markup for explicit .eps image reference

Version: 2.14 Apr 6, 2005 8:22 pm +0000 by Charlet Reedstrom
update to cnxml-0.5

Version: 2.13 Aug 13, 2002 12:00 am +0000 by (Unknown)
Upgraded to 0.4.

Version: 2.12 Apr 26, 2002 12:00 am +0000 by (Unknown)
fixed cnxns, wrapped subscripts in ci, removed mo from inside ci type=fn, changed content tags inside presentation

Version: 2.11 Nov 19, 2001 12:00 am +0000 by (Unknown)
Fixed minor math typos.

Version: 2.10 Sep 11, 2001 12:00 am +0000 by Brent Hendricks
Converted to CNXML 0.3.5

Version: 2.9 Aug 23, 2001 12:00 am +0000 by (Unknown)
fixed blanks

Version: 2.8 Aug 20, 2001 12:00 am +0000 by (Unknown)
I re-uploaded the image and its eps file.

Version: 2.7 Aug 15, 2001 12:00 am +0000 by (Unknown)
- Added blank image

Version: 2.6 Aug 10, 2001 12:00 am +0000 by (Unknown)
Text revisions for dhj.

Version: 2.5 Jul 17, 2001 12:00 am +0000 by (Unknown)
added keywords
fixed minor errors

Version: 2.4 Jun 5, 2001 12:00 am +0000 by (Unknown)
typo fixed

Version: 2.3 Jun 5, 2001 12:00 am +0000 by (Unknown)
added keywords and abstract to textfields of database. rewrote abstract.

Version: 2.2 Jun 5, 2001 12:00 am +0000 by (Unknown)
added email addresses for author and maintainers

Version: 2.1 Jun 4, 2001 12:00 am +0000 by (Unknown)
updated to cnxml 0.3
keywords and abstract added.
all math redone in content mathml.

NOTE: the solution to the exercise is supposed to contain an image codedpe.png that seems to be missing.

Version: 2.0 Oct 28, 2000 12:00 am +0000 by Brent Hendricks
Bumped version to 2.0

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