Adventures in Group Theory: Rubik's Cube, Merlin's Machine, and Other Mathematical Toys
by David Joyner (9780801890123)

Adventures in Group Theory: Rubik's Cube, Merlin's Machine, and Other Mathematical Toys
 
David Joyner
Release Date: 15 December 2008
Format: Hardback
Pages: 328
Category: Groups & Group Theory
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9780801890123
ISBN-10: 0801890128

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This updated and revised edition of David Joyner's entertaining "hands-on" tour of group theory and abstract algebra brings life, levity, and practicality to the topics through mathematical toys.

Joyner uses permutation puzzles such as the Rubik's Cube and its variants, the 15 puzzle, the Rainbow Masterball, Merlin's Machine, the Pyraminx, and the Skewb to explain the basics of introductory algebra and group theory. Subjects covered include the Cayley graphs, symmetries, isomorphisms, wreath products, free groups, and finite fields of group theory, as well as algebraic matrices, combinatorics, and permutations.

Featuring strategies for solving the puzzles and computations illustrated using the SAGE open-source computer algebra system, the second edition of Adventures in Group Theory is perfect for mathematics enthusiasts and for use as a supplementary textbook.

AUD$122.00

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