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A group extensions approach to relative difference sets. (English) Zbl 1045.05021
Summary: A new approach to (normal) relative difference sets (RDSs) is presented and applied to give a new method for recursively constructing infinite families of semiregular RDSs. Our main result (Theorem 7.1) shows that any metabelian semiregular RDS gives rise to an infinite family of metabelian semiregular RDSs. The new method is applied to identify several new infinite families of non-abelian semiregular RDSs, and new methods for constructing generalized Hadamard matrices are given. The techniques employed are derived from the general theory of group extensions.

05B10 Combinatorial aspects of difference sets (number-theoretic, group-theoretic, etc.)
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