Algebraic Combinatorics
http://hdl.handle.net/2160/2971
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Classification of book spreads in PG(5, 2)
http://hdl.handle.net/2160/30066
Classification of book spreads in PG(5, 2)
McDonough, Thomas; Shaw, R.; Topalova, S.
We classify all line spreads S21 in PG(5, 2) of a special kind, namely those which are book spreads. We show that up to isomorphism there are precisely nine different kinds of book spreads and describe the automorphism groups which stabilize them. Most of the main results are obtained in two independent ways, namely theoretically and by computer. © 2013 Università del Salento.
McDonough, T., Shaw, R., Topalova, S. (2013). Classification of book spreads in PG(5, 2). Note di Matematica, 33 (2), 4364
20130101T00:00:00Z

Hulls of codes from incidence matrices of connected regular graphs
http://hdl.handle.net/2160/7822
Hulls of codes from incidence matrices of connected regular graphs
Ghinelli, D.; Key, J. D.; McDonough, Thomas
The hulls of codes from the row span over F_p, for any prime p, of incidence matrices of connected kregular graphs are examined, and the dimension of the hull is given in terms of the dimension of the row span of A+kI over F_p, where A is an adjacency matrix for the graph. If p = 2, for most classes of connected regular graphs with some further form of symmetry, it was shown in P. Dankelmann, J. D. Key, and B. G. Rodrigues, 'Codes from incidence matrices of graphs', Des. Codes Cryptogr. (To appear, 2012), that the hull is either {0} or has minimum weight at least 2k2. Here we show that if the graph is strongly regular with parameter set (n,k,lambda,mu), then, unless k is even and mu is odd, the binary hull is nontrivial, of minimum weight generally greater than 2k2, and we construct words of low weight in the hull; if k is even and mu is odd, we show that the binary hull is zero. Further, if a graph is the line graph of a kregular graph, k>2, that has an lcycle for some l>2, the binary hull is shown to be nontrivial with minimum weight at most 2l(k2). Properties of the pary hulls are also established.
D.Ghinelli, J.D.Key, T.P.McDonough. Hulls of codes from incidence matrices of connected regular graphs. Designs Codes and Cryptography, 2014, vol 70, pg 3554.
20140103T00:00:00Z

On quasisymmetric designs with intersection difference three
http://hdl.handle.net/2160/7800
On quasisymmetric designs with intersection difference three
Mavron, V. C.; McDonough, Thomas; Shrikhande, M. S.
In a recent paper, Pawale [22] investigated quasisymmetric 2(v, k, lambda) designs with intersection numbers x > 0 and y = x + 2 with lambda > 1 and showed that under these conditions either lambda = x + 1 or lambda = x + 2, or D is a design with parameters given in the form of an explicit table, or the complement of one of these designs. In this paper, quasisymmetric designs with yx = 3 are investigated. It is shown that such a design or its complement has parameter set which is one of finitely many which are listed explicitly or lambda
V.C. Mavron, T.P. McDonough and M.S. Shrikhande (2012). On quasisymmetric designs with intersection difference three. Designs, Codes and Cryptography, 63 (1), 7386.
20120401T00:00:00Z

An upper bound for the minimum weight of the dual codes of desarguesian planes
http://hdl.handle.net/2160/5987
An upper bound for the minimum weight of the dual codes of desarguesian planes
Mavron, V. C.; McDonough, Thomas; Key, Jennifer D.
We show that a construction described in [K.L. Clark, J.D. Key, M.J. de Resmini, Dual codes of translation planes, European J. Combinatorics 23 (2002) 529–538] of smallweight words in the dual codes of finite translation planes can be extended so that it applies to projective and affine desarguesian planes of any order p^m where p is a prime, and m≥1. This gives words of weight 2p^m+1(p^m1)/(p1) in the dual of the pary code of the desarguesian plane of order p^m, and provides an improved upper bound for the minimum weight of the dual code. The same will apply to a class of translation planes that this construction leads to; these belong to the class of André planes. We also found by computer search a word of weight 36 in the dual binary code of the desarguesian plane of order 32, thus extending a result of Korchmáros and Mazzocca [Gábor Korchmáros, Francesco Mazzocca, On (q+t)arcs of type (0,2,t) in a desarguesian plane of order q, Math. Proc. Cambridge Phil. Soc. 108 (1990) 445–459].
J.D.Key, T.P.McDonough and V.C.Mavron, An upper bound for the minimum weight of the dual codes of desarguesian planes. European Journal of Combinatorics, Volume 30 Issue 1, January, 2009, pp. 220229.
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