Experimental Results of the Search for Unitals in Projective Planes of Order 25
Abstract
In this paper we present the results from a program developed by the author that finds the unitals of the known 193 projective planes of order 25.. There are several planes for which we have not found any unital. One or more than one unitals have been found for most of the planes. The found unitals for a given plane are nonisomorphic each other. There are a few unitals isomorphic to a unital of another plane. A t  (v; k; {\lambda}) design D is a set X of points together with a family B of ksubsets of X called blocks with the property that every t points are contained in exactly {\lambda} blocks. The design with t = 2 is called a blockdesign. The blockdesign is symmetric if the role of the points and blocks can be changed and the resulting confguration is still a blockdesign. A projective plane of order n is a symmetric 2design with v = n2 + n + 1, k = n + 1, {\lambda} = 1. The blocks of such a design are called lines. A unital in a projective plane of order n = q2 is a set U of q3 + 1 points that meet every line in one or q + 1 points. In the case projective planes of order n = 25 we have: q = 5, the projective plane is 2  (651; 26; 1) design, the unital is a subset of q3 + 1 = 53+ 1 = 126 points and every line meets 1 or 6 points from the subset
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 November 2012
 DOI:
 10.48550/arXiv.1211.0596
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1211.0596
 Bibcode:
 2012arXiv1211.0596S
 Keywords:

 Mathematics  Combinatorics;
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