Synopses & Reviews
Providing a unified exposition of the theory of symmetric designs with emphasis on recent developments, this volume covers the combinatorial aspects of the theory, giving particular attention to the construction of symmetric designs and related objects. The last five chapters are devoted to balanced generalized weighing matrices, decomposable symmetric designs, subdesigns of symmetric designs, non-embeddable quasi-residual designs, and Ryser designs. The book concludes with a comprehensive bibliography of over 400 entries. Detailed proofs and a large number of exercises make it suitable as a text for an advanced course in combinatorial designs.
Synopsis
A unified and comprehensive exposition of the theory of symmetric designs with emphasis on recent developments.
Synopsis
The aim of this book is to provide a unified exposition of the theory of symmetric designs with emphasis on recent developments. The authors cover the combinatorial aspects of the theory giving particular attention to the construction of symmetric designs and related objects. All researchers in combinatorial designs, coding theory, and finite geometries will find much of interest here, and this book can also serve as a text for an advanced course in combinatorial designs.
About the Author
Yury J. Ionin is a Professor of Mathematics at Central Michigan University, USA.Mohan S. Shrikhande is a Professor of Mathematics at Central.
Table of Contents
1. Combinatorics of finite sets; 2. Introduction to designs; 3. Vector spaces over finite fields; 4. Hadamard matrices; 5. Resolvable designs; 6. Symmetric designs and t-designs; 7. Symmetric designs and regular graphs; 8. Block intersection structure of designs; 9. Difference sets; 10. Balanced generalized weighing matrices; 11. Decomposable symmetric designs; 12. Subdesigns of symmetric designs; 13. Non-embeddable quasi-residual designs; 14. Ryser designs; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.