Latin square


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Latin square a square matrix of n rows and columns; cells contain n different symbols so arranged that no symbol occurs more than once in any row or column
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In literature:

There were square-headed Germans, and the Dagos from Italy and other Latin countries.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum

In news:

Li-Hua Lan /The Post-Standard Bryan Maranon (first n in the last name has - above the n), 5, of Syracuse, runs behind the vendor that his family runs during Latin American Festival at Clinton Square last year.

In science:

In this context, it is conceivable that the permutation matrices with maximum entangling power are related to sets of mutually orthogonal latin squares.
Entangling Power of Permutations
Hashimoto, The king’s problem with mutually unbiased bases and orthogonal Latin squares, quant-ph/0502092. A.
Entangling Power of Permutations
Mullen, Discrete mathematics using Latin squares, Wiley-Interscience Series in Discrete Mathematics and Optimization, A Wiley-Interscience Publication.
Entangling Power of Permutations
Apparently these papers had their starting point in the featuring of x–a.p. as by–product of a latin square problem (see more on this in [1, 2]).
On simultaneous arithmetic progressions on elliptic curves
Any finite group is uniquely determined by its multiplication table which in fact is a Latin square.
Remarks to Glazek's results on n-ary groups