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The Handbook of Cubic Math unveils the theory involved in Rubik's Cube's solution, the potential applications of that theory to other similar puzzles, and how the cube provides a physical example for many concepts in mathematics where such examples are difficult to find. Nonetheless, the authors have been able to cover and explain these topics in a way which is easily understandable to the layman, suitable for a junior-high-school or high-school course in math, and appropriate for a college course in modern algebra. This manual will satisfy the experts' curiosity about the moves that lead to the solution of the cube and will offer a useful supplementary teaching aid to the beginners.
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Alexander H. Frey, Jr has a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Washington and was a computer architect with IBM. He is now retired.Review:
'The best book yet written - or likely to be written - on the wonders and the dark, unsolved mysteries of the cube' Martin Gardiner 'Frey and Singmaster give a nicely blended discussion of specific algorithms for the cube together with some underlying theoretical concepts from group theory. Thus, cubists will be able to cure their insomnia by reading chapter 3, and then perhaps satisfy their aroused curiosity about what is really going on by reading further' --David M. Goldschmid University of California, Berkeley
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