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The Mathematics of Error Correction - with Marcus du Sautoy

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Computers use error-correcting codes to detect mistakes in binary notations - even just a single change from 0 to 1. In this clip from the 2006 CHRISTMAS LECTURES "The num8er my5teries", Marcus du Sautoy runs error-correcting code tests with an audience member and explains how the mathematics is used in CDs and satellite communications.
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