# An Improvement to the Achievement of the Griesmer Bound

## DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55630/sjc.2010.4.301-320## Keywords:

Linear Codes, Griesmer Bound, Projective Geometry## Abstract

We denoted by nq(k, d), the smallest value of n for which an [n, k, d]q code exists for given q, k, d. Since nq(k, d) = gq(k, d) for all d ≥ dk + 1 for q ≥ k ≥ 3, it is a natural question whether the Griesmer bound is attained or not for d = dk , where gq(k, d) = ∑[d/q^i], i=0,...,k-1, dk = (k − 2)q^(k−1) − (k − 1)q^(k−2). It was shown by Dodunekov [2] and Maruta [9], [10] that there is no [gq(k, dk ), k, dk ]q code for q ≥ k, k = 3, 4, 5 and for q ≥ 2k − 3, k ≥ 6. The purpose of this paper is to determine nq(k, d) for d = dk as nq(k, d) = gq(k, d) + 1 for q ≥ k with 3 ≤ k ≤ 8 except for (k, q) = (7, 7), (8, 8), (8, 9).