Date of Award

1-1-2008

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Mathematics

First Advisor

Wallis, Walter

Abstract

Intercalates and the maximum number of intercalates are presented. We introduced partially intercalate complete Latin squares and results on the existence of some infinite families as well as Latin squares of smaller size is given. The second part of our work summarizes the main results on orthogonal Latin squares. Special type of Latin squares, gerechte designs, are introduced and proof for the existence of such orthogonal Latin squares of prime orders is also presented.

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