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Download e-book for kindle: Adventures in Group Theory: Rubik's Cube, Merlin's Machine, by David Joyner

By David Joyner

This up to date and revised variation of David Joyner's unique "hands-on" travel of team thought and summary algebra brings existence, levity, and practicality to the subjects via mathematical toys.

Joyner makes use of permutation puzzles equivalent to the Rubik's dice and its editions, the 15 puzzle, the Rainbow Masterball, Merlin's desktop, the Pyraminx, and the Skewb to provide an explanation for the fundamentals of introductory algebra and crew idea. topics coated contain the Cayley graphs, symmetries, isomorphisms, wreath items, loose teams, and finite fields of workforce conception, in addition to algebraic matrices, combinatorics, and permutations.

Featuring options for fixing the puzzles and computations illustrated utilizing the SAGE open-source machine algebra approach, the second one version of Adventures in crew Theory is ideal for arithmetic fanatics and to be used as a supplementary textbook.

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