Contents ix 18.4. The Hamming Distance 269 18.5. Perfect Codes and the Generalized Hamming Code 271 18.6. Decoding 273 18.7. Codes and Designs 274 18.8. Hadamard Codes 276 Exercises 277 Chapter 19. Linear Dynamical Systems 279 19.1. Introduction 279 19.2. A Population Cohort Model 281 19.3. First-Order, Constant Coefficient, Linear Differential and Difference Equations 283 19.4. Constant Coefficient, Homogeneous Systems 285 19.5. Constant Coefficient, Nonhomogeneous Systems Equilibrium Points 288 19.6. Nonnegative Systems 292 19.7. Markov Chains 295 Exercises 300 Bibliography 303 Index 311
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