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GEORGE E. ANDREWS

in Combinatorics: Ancient and Modern

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199656592
eISBN:
9780191748059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656592.003.0010
Subject:
Mathematics, Combinatorics / Graph Theory / Discrete Mathematics, History of Mathematics

While Leibniz appears to have been the earliest to consider the partitioning of integers into sums, Euler was the first person to make truly deep discoveries. J. J. Sylvester was the next researcher ... More


The Color Cubes Puzzle with Two and Three Colors

Ethan Berkove, David Cervantes-Nava, Daniel Condon, Andrew Eickemeyer, Rachel Katz, and Michael J. Schulman

in The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects: Research in Games, Graphs, Counting, and Complexity, Volume 2

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171920
eISBN:
9781400889136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171920.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter analyzes a puzzle related to a classic problem first posed by English mathematician Percy MacMahon. MacMahon Given a palette of six colors, a 6-color cube is one where each face is one ... More


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