On the Possible Automorphism Groups of a Steiner Quintuple System of Order 21

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A Steiner system math formula is called a Steiner quintuple systems of order v. The smallest order for which the existence, or otherwise, of a Steiner quintuple system is unknown is 21. In this article, we prove that, if an S(4, 5, 21) exists, the order of its full automorphism group is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 10.

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