University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2013
This thesis introduces unit weighing matrices, a generalization of Hadamard matrices. When dealing with unit weighing matrices, a lot of the structure that is held by Hadamard matrices is lost, but this loss of rigidity allows these matrices to be used in the construction of certain combinatorial objects. We are able to fully classify these matrices for many small values by defining equivalence classes analogous to those found with Hadamard matrices. We then proceed to introduce an extension to mutually unbiased bases, called mutually unbiased weighing matrices, by allowing for different subsets of vectors to be orthogonal. The bounds on the size of these sets of matrices, both lower and upper, are examined. In many situations, we are able to show that these bounds are sharp. Finally, we show how these sets of matrices can be used to generate combinatorial objects such as strongly regular graphs and association schemes.
viii, 133 leaves ; 29 cm
Unit weighing matrices , Hadamard matrices , Unbiased , Vectors , Dissertations, Academic , Mutually unbiased weighing matrices