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A new combinatorial approach to M24

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 October 2008

R. T. Curtis
Department of Pure Mathematics and Statistics, Cambridge


In this paper, we define M24 from scratch as the subgroup of S24 preserving a Steiner system S(5, 8, 24). The Steiner system is produced and proved to be unique and the group emerges naturally with many of its properties apparent.

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Copyright © Cambridge Philosophical Society 1976

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