a conic blocking set to be a set of lines in a Desarguesian projective plane such that all conics meet these lines. Conic blocking sets can be used in determining if a collection of planes in projective three-space forms a flock of a quadratic cone. We discuss trivial conic blocking sets and conic blocking sets in planes of small order. We provide a construction for conic blocking sets in planes of non-prime order, and we make additional comments about the structure of these conic blocking sets in certain planes of even order.
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Holder, L.D. (2004). Conic blocking sets in Desarguesian projective planes. Journal of Geometry, 80(1-2), 95-105. doi:10.1007/s00022-004-1762-y
Journal of Geometry