The spectrum of maximal partial steiner triple systems

Charles J. Colbourn, Alexander Rosa, Štefan Znám

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The determination of the possible numbers of triples in a maximal partial triple system of order λ begun by Severn is completed. The result rests on the characterization of the maximum number of edges in a triangle-free, nonbipartite, antieulerian graph on n vertices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-219
Number of pages11
JournalDesigns, Codes and Cryptography
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • packing by triples
  • partial triple system
  • triangle-free graph

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics


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