Everyone uses compact discs nowadays. But why is the musical transfer to a CD purer than that of the traditional vinyl disc? The answer, to adapt a popular slogan, is: There is mathematics inside! More precisely, a branch of discrete mathematics, namely the theory of error correcting codes. This article is an account of the application of such codes to the design of the compact disc audio system, as developed by Philips Electronics and Sony.
|Title of host publication||Mathematics everywhere|
|Editors||M. Aigner, E. Behrends|
|Place of Publication||Providence RI|
|Publisher||American Mathematical Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|