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Journal of Geometry

, Volume 72, Issue 1–2, pp 37–46 | Cite as

Independence of axioms for fourgonal families

  • Sven Boekholt
  • Markus Stroppel

Abstract.

We show, by means of (counter)examples, that the axioms for fourgonal families (as used to construct elation generalized quadrangles) are independent.

Key words: Elation generalized quadrangles, fourgonal families, Kantor families, logical independence. 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag Basel, 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sven Boekholt
    • 1
  • Markus Stroppel
    • 1
  1. 1.Mathematisches Institut B, Universität Stuttgart, 70550 Stuttgart, Germany, e-mail: boekholt@mathematik.uni-stuttgart.de; stroppel@mathematik.uni-stuttgart.deDE

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