Triangulations and a generalization of Bose’s method

Charles Colbourn, Feliú Sagols

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We present a nontrivial extension to Bose's method for the construction of Steiner triple systems, generalizing the traditional use of commutative and idempotent quasigroups to employ a new algebraic structure called a 3-tri algebra. Links between Steiner triple systems and 2-(υ, 3, 3) designs via 3-tri algebras are also explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-107
Number of pages11
JournalDiscrete Mathematics
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Jun 28 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Bose construction
  • Latin square
  • Quasigroup
  • Skolem construction
  • Steiner triple system
  • Triangulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics


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