Solving Permutation Puzzles
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Solving Permutation Puzzles

with the aid of a computer

About the Book

Solving puzzles is a past time that a lot of people love. But with this love sometimes comes frustration. Instead of having the satisfaction of solving a puzzle a solution stays out of reach.

This book will gives you tips and tricks that help solve a large class of puzzles: permutation puzzles. It does so with the help of mathematics and software. Both subjects will aid you in your quest in solving puzzles like the Rubik's cube and the Brainbow.

About the Author

Daan van Berkel
Daan van Berkel

Daan van Berkel is a enthusiastic software craftsman with a knack for presenting technical details in a clear and concise manner. Driven by the desire for understanding complex matters Daan is always on the lookout for innovative uses of software

About the Contributors

Tjeerd Hans Terpstra
Tjeerd Hans Terpstra

Tjeerd Hans helped out by pointing out and correcting numerous mistakes

Table of Contents

  • What this book is all about
  • Wolf, Sheep and Cabbage Puzzle
    • Excercises
  • Solving River Crossing Puzzles
  • Graphs
    • Adjacency matrix
    • Incidency matrix
    • Excercises
    • Implementation
  • Dijkstra Shortest Path Algorithm
    • Pseudo Code
    • Exercises
    • Implementation
  • Permutations
    • Composing Permutations
    • Special Permutation; Identity
    • Inverse Permutation
    • Exercises
    • Implementation
  • Cycle Notation
    • Exercises
    • Implementation
  • Groups
    • Exercises
  • Generators
    • Exercises
    • Implementations
  • Words
    • Free group
    • Shortcut
    • Exercises
    • Implementation
  • Partial Success
    • Procedure
    • Exercises
    • Implementations
  • Orbits
    • Exercises
    • Implementations
  • There…
    • … and back again
    • Exercises
    • Implementations
  • Schreier-Sims
    • Membership
    • Exercises
    • Implementations
  • Deja Vu
    • Implementations
  • Hitting the ground running
    • Software
    • Puzzle
    • Finding generators
    • Creating group
    • Membership
    • Solving

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