Kotzig factorizations: Existence and computational results

Charles J. Colbourn, Eric Mendelsohn

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A new combinatorial configuration called a Kotzig factorization is introduced, and its relationships to Room squares, Howell designs, perfect 1-factorizations, and Kirkman triple systems are discussed. Kotzig factorizations are constructed for prime orders and for all orders up to 43. Various restrictions on the automorphism group, together with some interesting computational techniques, are employed in the construction of the small orders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-78
Number of pages14
JournalNorth-Holland Mathematics Studies
Issue numberC
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982
Externally publishedYes

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