An alternative construction of BM and BT unitals in desarguesian planes

Abstract

We present a new construction of non-classical unitals from a classical unital U in PG(2, q2). The resulting non-classical unitals are B-M unitals. The idea is to find a non-standard model Π of PG(2, q2) with the following three properties: (i) points of Π are those of PG(2, q2); (ii) lines of Π are certain lines and conics of PG(2, q2); (iii) the points in… (More)