By Eric S. Lander
Symmetric designs are an enormous category of combinatorial buildings which arose first within the information and are actually specially very important within the research of finite geometries. This booklet provides a few of the algebraic options which have been delivered to endure at the query of life, development and symmetry of symmetric designs - together with tools encouraged by way of the algebraic concept of coding and via the illustration concept of finite teams - and comprises many effects. wealthy in examples and containing over a hundred difficulties, the textual content additionally presents an advent to a number of the smooth algebraic ways used, via six long appendices and supplementary difficulties. The ebook may be of curiosity to either combinatorialists and algebraists, and will be used as a path textual content for a graduate path.
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Symmetric designs are an enormous classification of combinatorial constructions which arose first within the facts and at the moment are in particular very important within the examine of finite geometries. This booklet offers the various algebraic recommendations which have been dropped at endure at the query of life, building and symmetry of symmetric designs - together with tools encouraged through the algebraic conception of coding and by means of the illustration thought of finite teams - and contains many effects.
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Symmetric design: an algebraic approach by Eric S. Lander