Spherical 5-designs obtained from finite unitary groups

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Let G=U2m(2) be the unitary group of dimension 2m≥6 over the finite field of four elements GF(4), W=GF(4)2m the natural module of G. Then G acts transitively on the set Ω of maximal totally isotropic m-dimensional subspaces of W. This permutation representation over R contains an irreducible representation of dimension d=(4m+2)/3. One can embed the set Ω into the unit sphere Sd-1 in the Euclidean space Rd, and we prove that this embedding gives a spherical 5-design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-267
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Combinatorics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Feb


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