GBRDs with Block Size Three over 2-Groups, Semi-Dihedral Groups and Nilpotent Groups

R. Julian R. Abel, Diana Combe, Adrian M. Nelson, William D. Palmer

Abstract


There are well known necessary conditions for the existence of a generalized Bhaskar Rao design over a group $\mathbb{G}$, with block size $k=3$. We prove that they are sufficient for nilpotent groups $\mathbb{G}$ of even order, and in particular for $2$-groups. In addition, we prove that they are sufficient for semi-dihedral groups.


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