Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society

Research Article

On the maximum sizes of certain (k, n)-arcs in finite projective geometries

J. R. M. Masona1

a1 G.E.C. Hirst Research Centre, Wembley

In this paper the values of m(6)2,9, m(5)2,8 and m(5)2,9 have been determined as well as improved bounds on other arcs, and in particular a general construction for certain large arcs in planes of square order has been given. Table 5 summarizes the known values of m(n)2, q for 2 ≤ nq and q ≤ 9.

(Received June 18 1981)


† Most of this work was done whilst the author was at the University of Salford.