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Williamson matrices and a conjecture of Ito's.

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Title: Williamson matrices and a conjecture of Ito's.
Author: Bernhard, Schmidt.
Copyright year: 1999
Abstract: We point out an interesting connection between Williamson matrices and relative difference sets in nonabelian groups. As a consequence, we are able to show that there are relative (4t,2,4t,2t)-difference sets in the dicyclic groups Q_{8t}=\la a,b|a^{4t}=b^4=1, a^{2t}=b^2, b^{-1}ab=a^{-1}\ra for all t of the form t=2^a\cdot 10^b \cdot 26^c \cdot m with a,b,c\ge 0, m\equiv 1\ (\mod 2), whenever 2m-1 or 4m-1 is a prime power or there is a Williamson matrix over \Z_m. This gives further support to an important conjecture of Ito IT5 which asserts that there are relative (4t,2,4t,2t)-difference sets in Q_{8t} for every positive integer t. We also give simpler alternative constructions for relative (4t,2,4t,2t) -difference sets in Q_{8t} for all t such that 2t-1 or 4t-1 is a prime power. Relative difference sets in Q_{8t} with these parameters had previously been obtained by Ito IT1. Finally, we verify Ito‘s conjecture for all t\le 46.
Subject: DRNTU::Science::Mathematics::Discrete mathematics::Combinatorics.
Type: Journal Article
Series/ Journal Title: Journal of designs codes and cryptography.
School: School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Rights: Designs codes and cryptography © copyright 1999 Springer Netherlands. The journal's website is located at http://www.springerlink.com/content/m70j6m607k1630g2.
Version: Accepted version

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