Block-transitive t-designs I: point-imprimitive designs

Peter J. Cameron*, Cheryl E. Praeger

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We study block-transitive, point-imprimitive t-(v,k,λ) designs for fixed t, v and k. A simple argument shows that we can assume that such a design admits a maximal imprimitive subgroup of Sv. Delandtsheer and Doyen bounded v in terms of k assuming that t≥2; we obtain stronger bounds assuming that t≥3 or that the design is flag-transitive. We also give a structure theorem for designs which attain the Delandtsheer-Doyen bound for all but a few small values of k, and show that for most values of k, there are exactly three such nonisomorphic designs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-43
Number of pages11
JournalDiscrete Mathematics
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 1993


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