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Title: Abelian divisible difference sets with multiplier -1
Authors: Leung, K.H. 
Ma, S.L. 
Tan, V. 
Issue Date: Jan-1992
Citation: Leung, K.H.,Ma, S.L.,Tan, V. (1992-01). Abelian divisible difference sets with multiplier -1. Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A 59 (1) : 51-72. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: We investigate (m, n, k, λ1, λ2)-divisible difference sets in an abelian group admitting -1 as a multiplier. For the reversible case, we show that this assumption implies severe restrictions on the structure of divisible difference sets. In particular, if (λ1 - λ2)n + k - λ1 is not a square, we prove that all the corresponding divisible difference sets can be constructed by using certain partial difference sets. Also, we determine the structure of reversible divisible difference sets if a Sylow subgroup of G is cyclic. As a consequence, we completely characterize all reversible divisible difference sets in cyclic groups. Finally, the case that -1 is a weak multiplier is studied and restrictions on the parameters are obtained. In fact, we show that n must be a power of 2. © 1992.
Source Title: Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A
ISSN: 00973165
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