discipline 
MSC in
Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Elective Course

subject 
Finite Geometries

lecturers 
Dr. T.
Szőnyi (professor) Dr. Gy. Kiss
(associate professor) 
credits 
2 
period 
1st semester 
curriculum 
The axiomatic treatment of
finite projective and affine planes, the existence problem, coordinatization
of finite planes, translation planes. Higher dimensional spaces,
collineations and polarities. Arcs, ovals, conics, the theorem of Segre.
quadrics, Hermitian varieties, generalized quadrangles, inversive planes.
Blocking sets, the Redeipolynomial. Applications of finite geometries to
coding theory, cryptography and graph theory. 
literature 
J.W.P. Hirschfeld, Projective Geometries over Finite Fields, 2^{nd} ed., Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1999. 
form of tuition 
Lecture 
mode of assessment 
oral exam 