A note on equidistant permutation arrays

  • R. B. Eggleton
  • A. Hartman
Contributed Papers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics book series (LNM, volume 686)


Two permutations on n elements are at (Hamming) distance μ if they disagree in exactly μ places. An equidistant permutation array is a collection of permutations on n elements, every pair of which is at distance μ. A permutation graph G(n,μ) is a graph with vertex set comprising all permutations on n elements, and edges between each pair of permutations at distance μ. These graphs enable the relevant permutation structure to be visualised; in particular, the cliques correspond to maximal equidistant permutation arrays. We obtain various structural theorems for these graphs, and conjecture several properties for their cliques.


Conjugacy Class Cayley Graph Maximum Clique Complete Subgraph Permutation Graph 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. B. Eggleton
    • 1
  • A. Hartman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of NewcastleNewcastleAustralia

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