# American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

August  2015, 9(3): 277-289. doi: 10.3934/amc.2015.9.277

## The weight distributions of some irreducible cyclic codes of length $p^n$ and $2p^n$

 1 Department of Mathematics, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, Pin-125001, India, India 2 Department of Mathematics, M. D. University, Rohtak, Pin-124001, India

Received  October 2013 Published  July 2015

In this paper, an algorithm is given for computing the weight distributions of all irreducible cyclic codes of dimension $p^jd$ generated by $x^{p^j}-1$, where $p$ is an odd prime, $j\geq 0$ and $d > 1$. Then the weight distributions of all irreducible cyclic codes of length $p^n$ and $2p^n$ over $F_q$, where $n$ is a positive integer, $p$, $q$ are distinct odd primes and $q$ is primitive root modulo $p^n$, are obtained. The weight distributions of all the irreducible cyclic codes of length $3^{n+1}$ over $F_5$ are also determined explicitly.
Citation: Pankaj Kumar, Monika Sangwan, Suresh Kumar Arora. The weight distributions of some irreducible cyclic codes of length $p^n$ and $2p^n$. Advances in Mathematics of Communications, 2015, 9 (3) : 277-289. doi: 10.3934/amc.2015.9.277
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