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# Generalizing Clatworthy Group Divisible Designs

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dc.contributor.authorRogers, Julie
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-28T19:25:13Z
dc.date.available2011-07-28T19:25:13Z
dc.date.issued2011-07-28
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10415/2721
dc.description.abstractClatworthy described the eleven group divisible designs with three groups, block size four, and replication number at most 10. Each of these can be generalized in natural ways. In this dissertation neat constructions are provided for these new families of group divisible designs. In a previous paper the existence of one such design was settled. Here we essentially settle the existence of generalizations of eight of the remaining ten Clatworthy designs. In each case (namely, $\lambda_1 = 4$ and $\lambda_2 = 5$, $\lambda_1 = 4$ and $\lambda_2 = 2$, $\lambda_1 = 8$ and $\lambda_2 = 4$, $\lambda_1 = 2$ and $\lambda_2 = 1$, $\lambda_1 = 10$ and $\lambda_2 = 5$, $\lambda_1 = 6$ and $\lambda_2 = 3$, $\lambda_1 = 3$ and $\lambda_2 = 1$, and $\lambda_1 = 6$ and $\lambda_2 = 2$), we have proved that the necessary conditions found are also sufficient for the existence of such $GDD$'s with block size four and three groups, with one possible exception.en_US
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dc.subjectMathematics and Statisticsen_US
dc.titleGeneralizing Clatworthy Group Divisible Designsen_US
dc.typedissertationen_US
dc.embargo.lengthNO_RESTRICTIONen_US
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