The size of large minimal blocking sets is bounded by the Bruen–Thas upper bound. The bound is sharp when q is a square. Here the bound is improved if q is a non-square. On the other hand, we present some constructions of reasonably large minimal blocking sets in planes of non-prime order. The construction can be regarded as a generalization of Buekenhout’s construction of unitals. For example, if q is a cube, then our construction gives minimal blocking sets of size q^(4/3)+1 or q^(4/3) + 2. Density results for the spectrum of minimal blocking sets in Galois planes of non-prime order is also presented. The most attractive case is when q is a square, where we show that there is a minimal blocking set for any size from the interval [4q log q; q\sqrt(q)-q+2\sqrt(q)].
|Titolo:||On large minimal blocking sets in PG(2,q)|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo su Rivista|