I hate to admit I'm stuck, but I'm stuck. I am trying to find out how Reed Solomon error correction works but I'm stuck in the jargon. If I ever knew what a Galios field was it has been forgotten for thirty years. Could someone explain some terms such as "Primitive" Better still, just a general outline of how the flipping thing works in English.
I've had some conficting data in my research.
P(x)= x^8+x^4+x^3+x^2 +1 Now in this case, do the plus signs mean add or XOR or AND? Like I said. I'm lost in jargon.
I also like to think of Riemann the same way, he lived half as long as Gauss. Maybe he would have caught up and been almost as good as him, that is what some math historians think.
(Of course, I, in a few years, I will put these two men into shame.)