In this paper we study the dual codes of a wide family of evaluation codes on norm-trace curves. We explicitly find out their minimum distance and give a lower bound for the number of their minimum-weight codewords. A general geometric approach is performed and applied to study in particular the dual codes of one-point and two-point codes arising from norm-trace curves through Goppas construction, providing in many cases their minimum distance and some bounds on the number of their minimum-weight codewords. The results are obtained by showing that the supports of the minimum-weight codewords of the studied codes obey some precise geometric laws as zero-dimensional subschemes of the projective plane. Finally, the dimension of some classical two-point Goppa codes on norm-trace curves is explicitely computed.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Finite Fields and their Applications|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2013|
- Minimum distance
- Minimum-weight codeword
- Norm-trace curve