Error-correcting codes (ECC), found in coding theory, use methods to handle possible errors that may arise from electronic noise, to a scratch of a CD in a way where they are detected and corrected. Recently, ECC have gone beyond their traditional use. ECC can be used in applications from performing magic tricks to detecting and repairing mutations in DNA sequencing. This paper investigates an application of the Hamming Code, a type of ECC, in the form of a magic trick which uses Andy Liu's description of the Hamming Code through set theory and a known card trick. Finally, connections between this new card trick and the properties of the Hamming Code are explained
Dr. John Villalpando
Perez, Luis A.
"A Card Trick Based on Error-Correcting Codes,"
Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal: Vol. 21
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholar.rose-hulman.edu/rhumj/vol21/iss2/2