Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
Dr. James A. Davis
Dr. Della Dumbaugh
This paper considers the appearance of almost difference sets in non-abelian groups. While numerous construction methods for these structures are known in abelian groups, little is known about ADSs in the case where the group elements do not commute. This paper presents a construction method for combining abelian difference sets into nonabelian almost difference sets, while also showing that at least one known almost difference set construction can be generalized to the nonabelian case.
Clayton, David, "A New Almost Difference Set Construction" (2017). Honors Theses. 983.