Introduction to Designs

  • Ian Anderson
Part of the Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series book series (SUMS)


We introduce the idea of a balanced incomplete block design, and look at some special families of such designs, namely finite projective planes, affine planes, Steiner triple systems and Hadamard designs. The connection between finite projective planes and complete sets of MOLS is established. We also describe the usefulness of difference systems in the construction of designs. Finally we give a brief introduction to some of the ideas behind error-correcting codes.


Binary Sequence Discrete Mathematic Incidence Matrix Hadamard Matrix Steiner Triple System 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Anderson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Glasgow, University GardensGlasgowUK

Personalised recommendations