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In papers by Castagnoli et al. and Van Lint, cyclic codes with repeated roots are analyzed. Both papers fail to acknowledge a previous work by Chen, dating back to 1969, which includes an analysis of even, length binary cyclic codes. Results from Chen’s study are presented.


Published in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.November 1991: 37 (6): 1736-1737.

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At the time of publication Robert H. Morelos-Zaragoza was not yet affiliated with San Jose State University.