Graduation Year

2008

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree

Ph.D.

Degree Granting Department

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Professor

Brian Curtin, Ph.D.

Keywords

Terwilliger Algebra, Strongly regular graph, Association scheme, Bose -Mesner Algebra, Fusions

Abstract

It is well-known that one may construct a 4-class association scheme on the positions of a Latin square, where the relations are the identity, being in the same row, being in the same column, having the same entry, and everything else. We describe the subconstituent (Terwilliger) algebras of such an association scheme. One also may construct several strongly regular graphs on the positions of a Latin square, where adjacency corresponds to any subset of the nonidentity relations described above. We describe the local spectrum and subconstituent algebras of such strongly regular graphs. Finally, we study various notions of isomorphism for subconstituent algebras using Latin squares as examples.

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