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Adventures in group theory : Rubik's Cube, Merlin's machine, and other mathematical toys, David Joyner
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 Summary
 Publisher's description: Group theory deals with symmetry, in the most abstract form possible. It is a core part of the undergraduate math curriculum, and forms part of the training of theoretical physicists and chemical crystallographers. Group theory has tended to be very dryuntil now. David Joyner uses mathematical toys (primarily the Rubik's Cube and its more modern cousins, the Megaminx, the Pyraminx, and so on) as well as other mathematical examples (e.g., bell ringing) to breathe new life into a timehonored subject. "Why," asks the author, "should two such different topics, mechanical puzzles and abstract group theory, be related? This book takes the reader on an intellectual trip to answer this curiosity." Adventures in Group Theory will not only appeal to all math enthusiasts and interested general readers but will also find use in the classroom as a wonderful supplementary text in any abstract algebra or group theory course
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 xv, 262 pages
 Contents

 Elementary my dear Watson
 'And you do addition?'
 Bell ringing and other permutations
 Procession of permutation puzzles
 What's commutative and purple?
 Welcome to the machine
 'God's algorithm' and graphs
 Symmetry and the Platonic solids
 Illegal cube group
 Words which move
 (Legal) Rubik's Cube group
 Squares, twofaces, and other subgroups
 Other Rubiklike puzzle groups
 Crossing the Rubicon
 Some solution strategies
 Coda : questions and other directions
 Isbn
 9780801869471
 Label
 Adventures in group theory : Rubik's Cube, Merlin's machine, and other mathematical toys
 Title
 Adventures in group theory
 Title remainder
 Rubik's Cube, Merlin's machine, and other mathematical toys
 Statement of responsibility
 David Joyner
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 Publisher's description: Group theory deals with symmetry, in the most abstract form possible. It is a core part of the undergraduate math curriculum, and forms part of the training of theoretical physicists and chemical crystallographers. Group theory has tended to be very dryuntil now. David Joyner uses mathematical toys (primarily the Rubik's Cube and its more modern cousins, the Megaminx, the Pyraminx, and so on) as well as other mathematical examples (e.g., bell ringing) to breathe new life into a timehonored subject. "Why," asks the author, "should two such different topics, mechanical puzzles and abstract group theory, be related? This book takes the reader on an intellectual trip to answer this curiosity." Adventures in Group Theory will not only appeal to all math enthusiasts and interested general readers but will also find use in the classroom as a wonderful supplementary text in any abstract algebra or group theory course
 Cataloging source
 DLC
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 1959
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
 Joyner, David
 Dewey number
 512/.2
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 index present
 LC call number
 QA174.2
 LC item number
 .J69 2002
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
 bibliography
 http://library.link/vocab/subjectName

 Group theory
 Mathematical recreations
 Label
 Adventures in group theory : Rubik's Cube, Merlin's machine, and other mathematical toys, David Joyner
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 251256) and index
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code
 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code
 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 Elementary my dear Watson  'And you do addition?'  Bell ringing and other permutations  Procession of permutation puzzles  What's commutative and purple?  Welcome to the machine  'God's algorithm' and graphs  Symmetry and the Platonic solids  Illegal cube group  Words which move  (Legal) Rubik's Cube group  Squares, twofaces, and other subgroups  Other Rubiklike puzzle groups  Crossing the Rubicon  Some solution strategies  Coda : questions and other directions
 Control code
 48013200
 Dimensions
 25 cm
 Extent
 xv, 262 pages
 Isbn
 9780801869471
 Isbn Type
 (pbk. : acidfree paper)
 Lccn
 2001050252
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code
 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 System control number
 (OCoLC)48013200
 Label
 Adventures in group theory : Rubik's Cube, Merlin's machine, and other mathematical toys, David Joyner
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 251256) and index
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code
 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code
 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 Elementary my dear Watson  'And you do addition?'  Bell ringing and other permutations  Procession of permutation puzzles  What's commutative and purple?  Welcome to the machine  'God's algorithm' and graphs  Symmetry and the Platonic solids  Illegal cube group  Words which move  (Legal) Rubik's Cube group  Squares, twofaces, and other subgroups  Other Rubiklike puzzle groups  Crossing the Rubicon  Some solution strategies  Coda : questions and other directions
 Control code
 48013200
 Dimensions
 25 cm
 Extent
 xv, 262 pages
 Isbn
 9780801869471
 Isbn Type
 (pbk. : acidfree paper)
 Lccn
 2001050252
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code
 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 System control number
 (OCoLC)48013200
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