A Note on a Combinatorial Conjecture

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Abstract

It is difficult to find Boolean functions achieving many good cryptographic properties. Recently, Tu and Deng obtained two classes of Boolean functions with good properties based on a combinatorial conjecture about binary strings. In this paper, using different approaches, we prove this conjecture is true in some cases. This conjecture has resisted different attempts of proof since it is hard to find a recursive method. In this paper we give a recursive formula in a special case.

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G. Deng, "A Note on a Combinatorial Conjecture," Open Journal of Discrete Mathematics, Vol. 3 No. 1, 2013, pp. 49-52. doi: 10.4236/ojdm.2013.31010.

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