A Cap Found by Tallini

In [1], Tallini shows that a 41-cap in the projective space PG(4, 4), and therefore a [41, 36, 4]-code over F4 exists. In [2], Edel and Bierbrauer present explicit generator matrices for two essentially different codes with the same parameters.

Codes with these parameters are optimal.


[1]G. Tallini.
Calotte complete di S4,q contenenti due quadriche ellittiche quali sezioni iperpiane.
Rend. Mat. e Appl., 23:108–123, 1964.
[2]Yves Edel and Jürgen Bierbrauer.
41 is the largest size of a cap in PG(4, 4).
Designs, Codes and Cryptography, 16(2):151–160, February 1999.


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Cite this as: Rudolf Schürer and Wolfgang Ch. Schmid. “A Cap Found by Tallini.” From MinT—the database of optimal net, code, OA, and OOA parameters. Version: 2008-04-04. http://mint.sbg.ac.at/desc_CB4M5Cap.html

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