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This quantity types a invaluable resource of data on fresh advancements in learn in combinatorics, with exact regard to the geometric viewpoint. subject matters coated comprise: finite geometries (arcs, caps, precise types in a Galois area; generalized quadrangles; Benz planes; beginning of geometry), partial geometries, Buekenhout geometries, transitive permutation units, flat-transitive geometries, layout thought, finite teams, near-rings and semifields, MV-algebras, coding idea, cryptography and graph concept in its geometric and layout facets.

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6 GROUPS, AND POLYNOMIALS OF GRAPHS Five groups are associated with every nonempty graph G: the degree preserving group r d(G), the (vertex) group r(G), the induced edge group r,(G), the edge group r'(G), and the total group r"(G). The total group ofG is the group of all association preserving permutations ofthe elements of G. For the isomorphism of any two of these five groups necessary and sufficient conditions for G exist. For example, we have the following theorem [13]. 1 For any graph G 1= KI, r(G) ~ r"(G) if and only if no component of G is either a cycle or a complete graph.

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We have not explored the recursive techniques here, and refer the interested reader to [6, 8]. J. COLBOURN Let us close with a few open problems. Constructions from pairwise balanced designs aft"ord a number of dramatic improvements on other recursive constructions. Thus it would be particularly interesting to extend the battery of constructions for pairwise balanced designs with large (and hopefully prime power) block sizes. Greig [14] has made progress in this direction, and it appears to be a very important direction for future research.

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