Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2015

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Mathematics

First Advisor

Sung Yell Song

Abstract

We examine the designs produced by different types of difference families. Difference families have long been known to produce designs with well behaved automorphism groups. These designs provide the elegant solutions desired for applications. In this work, we explore the following question: Does every (named) design have a difference family analogue? We answer this question in the affirmative for partial geometric designs.

Copyright Owner

Kathleen Elizabeth Nowak

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

95 pages

Included in

Mathematics Commons

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