Taking sudoku seriously : the math behind the world's most popular pencil puzzle, Jason Rosenhouse and Laura Taalman
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 Taking sudoku seriously : the math behind the world's most popular pencil puzzle, Jason Rosenhouse and Laura Taalman
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 the math behind the world's most popular pencil puzzle
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 Jason Rosenhouse and Laura Taalman
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 Includes bibliographical references and index
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 Cover; Contents; Preface; 1. Playing the Game: Mathematics as Applied PuzzleSolving; 1.1 Mathematics and Puzzles; 1.2 Forced Cells; 1.3 Twins; 1.4 XWings; 1.5 Ariadne's Thread; 1.6 Are We Doing Math Yet?; 1.7 Triplets, Swordfish, and the Art of Generalization; 1.8 Starting Over Again; 2. Latin Squares: What Do Mathematicians Do?; 2.1 Do Latin Squares Exist?; 2.2 Constructing Latin Squares of Any Size; 2.3 Shifting and Divisibility; 2.4 Jumping in the River; 3. GrecoLatin Squares: The Problem of the ThirtySix Officers; 3.1 Do GrecoLatin Squares Exist?
 3.2 Euler's GrecoLatin Square Conjecture3.3 Mutually Orthogonal Gerechte Designs; 3.4 Mutually Orthogonal Sudoku Squares; 3.5 Who Cares?; 4. Counting: It's Harder than It Looks; 4.1 How to Count; 4.2 Counting Shidoku Squares; 4.3 How Many Sudoku Squares Are There?; 4.4 Estimating the Number of Sudoku Squares; 4.5 From Two Million to FortyFour; 4.6 Enter the Computer; 4.7 A Note on ProblemSolving; 5. Equivalence Classes: The Importance of Being Essentially Identical; 5.1 They Might as Well Be the Same; 5.2 Transformations Preserving Sudokuness; 5.3 Equivalent Shidoku Squares
 5.4 Why the Natural Approach Fails5.5 Groups; 5.6 Burnside's Lemma; 5.7 Bringing It Home; 6. Searching: The Art of Finding Needles in Haystacks; 6.1 The Sudoku Stork; 6.2 A Stork with GPS; 6.3 How to Search; 6.4 Searching for EighteenClue Sudoku; 6.5 Measuring Difficulty; 6.6 Ease and Interest Are Inversely Correlated; 6.7 Sudoku with an Extra Something; 7. Graphs: Dots, Lines, and Sudoku; 7.1 A Physics Lesson; 7.2 Two Mathematical Examples; 7.3 Sudoku as a Problem in Graph Coloring; 7.4 The FourColor Theorem; 7.5 Many Roads to Rome; 7.6 Book Embeddings
 8. Polynomials: We Finally Found a Use for Algebra8.1 Sums and Products; 8.2 The Perils of Generalization; 8.3 Complex Polynomials; 8.4 The Rise of Experimental Mathematics; 9. Extremes: Sudoku Pushed to Its Limits; 9.1 The Joys of Going to Extremes; 9.2 Maximal Numbers of Clues; 9.3 Three Amusing Extremes; 9.4 The Rock Star Problem; 9.5 Is There "Evidence" in Mathematics?; 9.6 Sudoku Is Math in the Small; 10. Epilogue: You Can Never Have Too Many Puzzles; 10.1 Extra Regions; 10.2 Adding Value; 10.3 Comparison Sudoku; 10.4 ... And Beyond; Solutions to Puzzles; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E
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 9780199921089
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 .b37195827
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 (OCoLC)774293834
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