Nonabelian sets with distinct k-sums

A. M. Odlyzko, W. D. Smith

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A modified Bose-Chowla construction of sets with distinct sums of k-element subsets is presented. In infinitely many cases it yields sets with a certain multiplicative symmetry. These sets are then used to construct large sets S in certain nonabelian groups with the property that all k-letter words with letters from S are distinct.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-177
Number of pages9
JournalDiscrete Mathematics
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Nov 15 1995

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