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Seberry, J and Skillicorn, D, All directed BIBDs with k = 3 exist, Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Ser. A, 29, 1980, 244-248.


A directed BIBD with parameters (v,b,r,k,λ*) is a BIBD with parameters (v, b, r, k, 2λ*) in which each ordered pair of varieties occurs together in exactly λ* blocks. It is shown that λ*v(v - 1) = 0 (mod 3) is a necessary and sufficient condition for the existence of a directed (v, b, r, k, λ*) BIBD with k = 3.



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