On resolvable Steiner 2-designs and maximal arcs in projective planes

  title={On resolvable Steiner 2-designs and maximal arcs in projective planes},
  author={Vladimir D. Tonchev},
  journal={Designs, Codes and Cryptography},
  • V. Tonchev
  • Published 2 June 2016
  • Mathematics
  • Designs, Codes and Cryptography
A combinatorial characterization of resolvable Steiner 2-(v, k, 1) designs embeddable as maximal arcs in a projective plane of order $$(v-k)/(k-1)$$(v-k)/(k-1) is proved, and a generalization of a conjecture by Andries Brouwer (Geometries and groups, Springer, Heidelberg, 1981) is formulated. 

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