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Cyclic large sets of Steiner triple systems of order $ 15$

Author: Kevin T. Phelps
Journal: Math. Comp. 55 (1990), 821-824, S1
MSC: Primary 05B07
MathSciNet review: 1035942
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Abstract: We examine a class of large sets of Steiner triple systems of order 15 having an automorphism consisting of two fixed points and a 13-cycle. We exhibit all members of this class: there are 256 nonisomorphic systems. We examined these members for initial configurations which could lead to a large set of Steiner quadruple systems of order 16 and established that no large set exists having three fixed points and a 13-cycle.

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