Finite Geometries and Designs

Proceedings of the Second Isle of Thorns Conference 1980

by P. J. Cameron, J. W. P. Hirschfeld, D. R. Hughes

Series: London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series (No. 49)

Originally published in 1981, this collection of 33 research papers follows from a conference on the interwoven themes of finite Desarguesian spaces, Steiner systems, coding theory, group theory, block designs, generalized quadrangles, and projective planes. There is a comprehensive introduction, which aims to interest the non-specialist in the subject and which indicates how the contributions fit together. This is a field of research pursued both for its intrinsic interest and its applications. These papers include a number of open problems whose statement requires very little mathematical sophistication.