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The Math Behind The Rubik’s Cube

Garrison Iams*, Klamath Community College
Talk Abstract: 
Come hear about the intricacies of the Rubik's Cube! I will discuss the history of God's number, which is the least amount of moves it takes to solve a scrambled Rubik’s Cube. There are many techniques to solve a scrambled Rubik's Cube. One solution technique which can be modeled by group theory will also be discussed in a way that is understandable to college students who have not yet taken abstract algebra. As an added bonus, I will demonstrate solving a Rubik’s Cube in 10 seconds!
Talk Subject: 
History of Mathematics
Talk Type: 
Oral Presentation
Time Slot: 
Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 11:55
Room Number: 
STAG 162