Wednesday, October 28, 2015

On God's Number and the Rubik Slide

My master's thesis is an analysis of the Rubik's Slide, a game produced by the Rubik's Company. An analysis has previously been performed by two separate groups of mathematicians and they looked at the produced 3x3 2-dimension version that is available to purchase. My thesis extends the game to a theoretical version of 4x4 2-dimensions. Linked below is my introduction presentation to the "Toy" version that helps identify some key mathematical concepts and theorems prior to the study of the larger and more complex 4x4 version.

I am available for presenting and teaching different levels of learners, from high school through graduate level. This presentation can be adapted for different learners, in it's current state it is designed for honor level high school students but fits very nicely into an Abstract Algebra, Game Theory, or Graph Theory undergrad/graduate level courses.

Problem sets are also available, along with open ended problems that do not currently have a solution.

PPT Slideshow PDF: On God's Number and the Rubik's Slide [last updated: 2015/10/24]