MAM 2016

Mathematics Awareness Month
** April 2014 **

Mathematics Awareness Month at
North Dakota State University
Fargo ND


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Error correcting codes are used in many technologies that we use every day including CDs, DVDs, and smartphone QR images. This talk will feature a series of six magic tricks based on simple error correcting codes. The secrets behind each trick will be revealed so that you can amaze friends and family. By learning how the tricks work, you will also learn the mathematics which explain how error correcting codes work. The talk will conclude with an explanation of the error correcting codes used in QR images.