The Jamison method in galois geometries
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In a fundamental paper R.E. Jamison showed, among other things, that any subset of the points of AG(n, q) that intersects all hyperplanes contains at least n(q − 1) + 1 points. Here we show that the method of proof used by Jamison can be applied to several other basic problems in finite geometries of a varied nature. These problems include the celebrated flock theorem and also the characterization of the elements of GF(q) as a set of squares in GF(q2) with certain properties. This last result, due to A. Blokhuis, settled a well-known conjecture due to J.H. van Lint and the late J. MacWilliams.
KeywordsData Structure Information Theory Varied Nature Basic Problem Discrete Geometry
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