Some new non-cyclic Latin squares that have cyclic and Youden properties

Owens, P.J. and Preece, Donald A. (1996) Some new non-cyclic Latin squares that have cyclic and Youden properties. Ars Combinatoria, 44 . pp. 137-148. ISSN 0381-7032. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This note gives what is believed to be the first published example of a symmetric 11 x 11 Latin square which, although not cyclic, has the property that the permutation between any two rows is an 11-cycle. The square has the further property that two subsets of its rows constitute 5 x 11 Youden squares. The note shows how this 11 x 11 Latin square can be obtained by a general construction for n x n Latin squares where n is prime with n greater than or equal to 11. The permutation between any two rows of any Latin square obtained by the general construction is an n-cycle; two subsets of (n - 1)/2 rows from the Latin square constitute Youden squares if n = 3 (mod 8).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science)
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Mathematics Statistics and Actuarial Science
Depositing User: F.D. Zabet
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2009 16:27
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 08:50
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/18712 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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