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 Bart De Bruyn (UGent)
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 A twocharacter set is a set of points of a finite projective space that has two intersection numbers with respect to hyperplanes. Twocharacter sets are related to strongly regular graphs and twoweight codes. In the literature, there are plenty of constructions for (nontrivial) twocharacter sets by considering suitable subsets of quadrics and Hermitian varieties. Such constructions exist for the quadrics Q(+)(2n1, q) subset of PG(2n  1, q), Q()(2n + 1, q) subset of PG(2n + 1, q) and the Hermitian varieties H(2n  1, q(2)) subset of PG(2n  1, q(2)), H(2n, q(2)) subset of PG(2n, q2). In this note we show that every twocharacter set of PG(2n, q) that is contained in a given nonsingular parabolic quadric Q(2n, q) subset of PG(2n, q) is a subspace of PG(2n, q). This offers some explanation for the absence of the parabolic quadrics in the above mentioned constructions.
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 Twocharacter set, parabolic quadric, STRONGLY REGULAR GRAPHS, POLAR SPACES, MSYSTEMS, 2WEIGHT CODES, TIGHT SETS, MOVOIDS, GEOMETRY, CAMERON, LIEBLER, Q)
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Please use this url to cite or link to this publication: http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU8510640
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 De Bruyn, Bart. “Twocharacter Sets as Subsets of Parabolic Quadrics.” ARS COMBINATORIA 127 (2016): 125–132. Print.
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 De Bruyn, B. (2016). Twocharacter sets as subsets of parabolic quadrics. ARS COMBINATORIA, 127, 125–132.
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 De Bruyn, Bart. 2016. “Twocharacter Sets as Subsets of Parabolic Quadrics.” Ars Combinatoria 127: 125–132.
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 De Bruyn, Bart. 2016. “Twocharacter Sets as Subsets of Parabolic Quadrics.” Ars Combinatoria 127: 125–132.
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 [1]B. De Bruyn, “Twocharacter sets as subsets of parabolic quadrics,” ARS COMBINATORIA, vol. 127, pp. 125–132, 2016.
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