Symmetric Designs: An Algebraic Approach

Symmetric Designs: An Algebraic Approach

by Eric S. Lander
     
 

ISBN-10: 052128693X

ISBN-13: 9780521286930

Pub. Date: 01/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Symmetric designs are an important class of combinatorial structures which arose first in the statistics and are now especially important in the study of finite geometries. This book presents some of the algebraic techniques that have been brought to bear on the question of existence, construction and symmetry of symmetric designs – including methods inspired

Overview

Symmetric designs are an important class of combinatorial structures which arose first in the statistics and are now especially important in the study of finite geometries. This book presents some of the algebraic techniques that have been brought to bear on the question of existence, construction and symmetry of symmetric designs – including methods inspired by the algebraic theory of coding and by the representation theory of finite groups – and includes many results. Rich in examples and containing over 100 problems, the text also provides an introduction to many of the modern algebraic approaches used, through six lengthy appendices and supplementary problems. The book will be of interest to both combinatorialists and algebraists, and could be used as a course text for a graduate course.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521286930
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Series:
London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series, #74
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Symetric Designs; 2. An Algebraic Approach; 3. Automorphisms; 4. Difference Sets; 5. Multiplier Theorems; 6. Open Questions; Appendices.

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