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Understanding Polynomial Equations in n Unknowns

Victor J. Katz and Karen Hunger Parshall

in Taming the Unknown: A History of Algebra from Antiquity to the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149059
eISBN:
9781400850525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149059.003.0012
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter examines the search for simultaneous solutions which eventually led to the creation of whole new algebraic constructs over the course of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The ... More


Solving the Tower of Hanoi with Random Moves

Max A. Alekseyev and Toby Berger

in The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects: Research in Recreational Math

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164038
eISBN:
9781400881338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164038.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter studies solutions of the Tower of Hanoi puzzle and some of its variants with random moves, where each move is chosen uniformly from the set of the valid moves in the current state. The ... More


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