Unitals in the Desarguesian projective plane of order 16

John Bamberg, A. Betten, Cheryl Praeger, A. Wassermann

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    Using computer, we classify the unitals in the Desarguesian projective plane of order 16. We use computational methods based on analysis involving tactical decompositions to break symmetry, making a computer search feasible. We prove that all unitals in PG(2, 16) are known, namely, up to isomorphism, there are exactly two Buekenhout-Metz unitals (one of them the Hermitian curve). © 2012 Elsevier B.V.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)110-122
    JournalJournal of Statistical Planning and Inference
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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