Abstract Hyperovals, Partial Geometries, and Transitive Hyperovals
A hyperoval is a (q+2)- arc of a projective plane π, of order q with q even. Let G denote the collineation group of π containing a hyperoval Ω. We say that Ω is transitive if for any pair of points x, y is an element of Ω, there exists a g is an element of G fixing Ω setwise such that xg = y. In1987, Billotti and Korchmaros proved that if 4||G|, then either Ω is the regular hyperoval in PG(2,q) for q=2 or 4 or q = 16 and |G||144. In 2005, Sonnino proved that if |G| = 144, then π is desarguesian and Ω is isomorphic to the Lunelli-Sce hyperoval. For our main result, we show that if G is the ...