On the parameters of intertwining codes

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Let F be a field and let Fr×s denote the space of r × s matrices over F. Given equinu-merous subsets A = {Ai | i ∈ I} ⊆ Fr×r and B = {Bi | i ∈ I} ⊆ Fs×s we call the subspace C(A, B):= {X ∈ Fr×s | AiX = XBi for i ∈ I} an intertwining code. We show that if C(A, B) = {0}, then for each i ∈ I, the characteristic polynomials of Ai and Bi and share a nontrivial factor. We give an exact formula for k = dim(C(A, B)) and give upper and lower bounds. This generalizes previous work. Finally we construct intertwining codes with large minimum distance when the field is not ‘too small’. We give examples of codes where d = rs/k = 1/R is large where the minimum distance, dimension, and rate of the linear code C(A, B) are denoted by d, k, and R = k/rs, respectively. © 2019 Society of Mathematicians Physicists and Astronomers of Slovenia. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-58
Number of pages10
JournalArs Mathematica Contemporanea
Issue number1
Early online date13 Sep 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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