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By A. Hartman

Haim Hanani pioneered the thoughts for developing designs and the speculation of pairwise balanced designs, prime on to Wilson's lifestyles Theorem. He additionally led the way in which within the examine of resolvable designs, protecting and packing difficulties, latin squares, 3-designs and different combinatorial configurations. The Hanani quantity is a set of analysis and survey papers on the vanguard of study in combinatorial layout thought, together with Professor Hanani's personal newest paintings on Balanced Incomplete Block Designs. different components lined comprise Steiner structures, finite geometries, quasigroups, and t-designs.

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Hence these quasigroups can be associated with 2-fold perfect loosely resolvable Mendelsohn designs. There are models of the identity x y .

Proof. ) is a quasigroup satisfying the identity 4 x 9 Y ) = u(x,Y ) . The verification that ( X U P , *) is a quasigroup satisfying u ( x , y ) = u ( x , y ) is fairly straightforward. 12 and its proof is very similar. 13. Let ( X , 6,B) be a G D D G D ( K , 1 , M ; u ) and let P be a set of order p disjoint f r o m X . Suppose that for each block B in B it is possible to define a binary operation o( B ) on B so that ( B , o( B ) ) is an idempotent discrete model of the identity u ( x , y ) = u ( x , y ) .

A quasigroup satisfying the identity ( x y . x ) y = x is (3,2, 1)-conjugate orthogonal and, moreover, the identity itself is (3,2, 1)-conjugate invariant. Consequently, any quasigroup of order v satisfying the identity ( x y . x ) y = x can always be associated with some 2-fold perfect loosely resolvable (21, K, I)-MD as described in the previous section. There are models of the identity ( x y . x ) y = x in GF(4) for all prime powers 4 3 1 (mod 4). In particular, there are models of the identity of order n , where n E ( 5 , 9, 13, 17, 29, 49).

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