An easier proof of the maximal arc conjecture

S.M. Ball, A. Blokhuis

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It was a long-standing conjecture in finite geometry that a Desarguesian plane of odd order contains no maximal arcs. A rather inaccessible and long proof was given recently by the authors in collaboration with Mazzocca. In this paper a new observation leads to a greatly simplified proof of the conjecture.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3377-3380
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the American Mathematical Society
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1998


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