# Adventures in Group Theory: Rubik's Cube, Merlin's Machine, and Other Mathematical Toys

## David Joyner

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Adventures in Group Theory is a tour through the algebra of several 'permutation puzzles'... If you like puzzles, this is a somewhat fun book. If you like algebra, this is a fun book. If you like puzzles and algebra, this is a really fun book.

( MAA Online)

Joyner has collated all the Rubik lore and integrated it with a self-contained introduction to group theory that equals or, more likely, exceeds what is available in typical dedicated elementary texts.

( Choice)

Joyner does convey some of the excitement and adventure in picking up knowledge of group theory by trying to understand Rubik's Cube. Enthusiastic students will learn a lot of mathematics from this book.

( American Scientist)

The book begins with some lecture notes of discrete mathematics and group theory. These theoretical notions are very nicely applied to some practical problems, e.g.: Rubik's cube, Rubik-like puzzle groups, crossing the rubicon, God's algorithm and graphs. The work ends with a rich bibliography and index.

( Zentralblatt Math)

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This updated and revised edition of David Joyner’s entertaining "hands-on" tour of group theory and abstract algebra brings life, levity, and practicality to the topics through mathematical toys.

Joyner uses permutation puzzles such as the Rubik’s Cube and its variants, the 15 puzzle, the Rainbow Masterball, Merlin’s Machine, the Pyraminx, and the Skewb to explain the basics of introductory algebra and group theory. Subjects covered include the Cayley graphs, symmetries, isomorphisms, wreath products, free groups, and finite fields of group theory, as well as algebraic matrices, combinatorics, and permutations.

Featuring strategies for solving the puzzles and computations illustrated using the SAGE open-source computer algebra system, the second edition of Adventures in Group Theory is perfect for mathematics enthusiasts and for use as a supplementary textbook.

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## 1.Adventures in Group Theory: Rubik's Cube, Merlin's Machine, and Other Mathematical Toys Format: Paperback

Editorial: John Hopkins University Press
ISBN 10: 0801890136 ISBN 13: 9780801890130
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Descripción John Hopkins University Press. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 0801890136

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## 2.Adventures in Group Theory: Rubik s Cube, Merlin s Machine, and Other Mathematical Toys (Paperback)

Editorial: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 0801890136 ISBN 13: 9780801890130
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Descripción JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2008. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 2nd Revised edition. 226 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. This updated and revised edition of David Joyner s entertaining hands-on tour of group theory and abstract algebra brings life, levity, and practicality to the topics through mathematical toys. Joyner uses permutation puzzles such as the Rubik s Cube and its variants, the 15 puzzle, the Rainbow Masterball, Merlin s Machine, the Pyraminx, and the Skewb to explain the basics of introductory algebra and group theory. Subjects covered include the Cayley graphs, symmetries, isomorphisms, wreath products, free groups, and finite fields of group theory, as well as algebraic matrices, combinatorics, and permutations. Featuring strategies for solving the puzzles and computations illustrated using the SAGE open-source computer algebra system, the second edition of Adventures in Group Theory is perfect for mathematics enthusiasts and for use as a supplementary textbook. Nº de ref. de la librería AAU9780801890130

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## 3.Adventures in Group Theory: Rubik s Cube, Merlin s Machine, and Other Mathematical Toys (Paperback)

Editorial: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 0801890136 ISBN 13: 9780801890130
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Descripción JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2008. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 2nd Revised edition. 226 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. This updated and revised edition of David Joyner s entertaining hands-on tour of group theory and abstract algebra brings life, levity, and practicality to the topics through mathematical toys. Joyner uses permutation puzzles such as the Rubik s Cube and its variants, the 15 puzzle, the Rainbow Masterball, Merlin s Machine, the Pyraminx, and the Skewb to explain the basics of introductory algebra and group theory. Subjects covered include the Cayley graphs, symmetries, isomorphisms, wreath products, free groups, and finite fields of group theory, as well as algebraic matrices, combinatorics, and permutations. Featuring strategies for solving the puzzles and computations illustrated using the SAGE open-source computer algebra system, the second edition of Adventures in Group Theory is perfect for mathematics enthusiasts and for use as a supplementary textbook. Nº de ref. de la librería AAU9780801890130

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## 4.Adventures in Group Theory: Rubik's Cube, Merlin's Machine, and Other Mathematical Toys

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Descripción 2008. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería TU-9780801890130

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## 5.Adventures in Group Theory: Rubik's Cube, Merlin's Machine, and Other Mathematical Toys (2nd Revised edition)

Editorial: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN 10: 0801890136 ISBN 13: 9780801890130
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Descripción Johns Hopkins University Press. Paperback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, Adventures in Group Theory: Rubik's Cube, Merlin's Machine, and Other Mathematical Toys (2nd Revised edition), David Joyner, This updated and revised edition of David Joyner's entertaining "hands-on" tour of group theory and abstract algebra brings life, levity, and practicality to the topics through mathematical toys. Joyner uses permutation puzzles such as the Rubik's Cube and its variants, the 15 puzzle, the Rainbow Masterball, Merlin's Machine, the Pyraminx, and the Skewb to explain the basics of introductory algebra and group theory. Subjects covered include the Cayley graphs, symmetries, isomorphisms, wreath products, free groups, and finite fields of group theory, as well as algebraic matrices, combinatorics, and permutations. Featuring strategies for solving the puzzles and computations illustrated using the SAGE open-source computer algebra system, the second edition of Adventures in Group Theory is perfect for mathematics enthusiasts and for use as a supplementary textbook. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780801890130

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Editorial: Johns Hopkins University Press 2008-10-01, Baltimore, MD (2008)
ISBN 10: 0801890136 ISBN 13: 9780801890130
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Descripción Johns Hopkins University Press 2008-10-01, Baltimore, MD, 2008. paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780801890130

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Editorial: Johns Hopkins University Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 0801890136 ISBN 13: 9780801890130
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Descripción Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008. Estado de conservación: New. 2008. 2nd. Paperback. Featuring strategies for solving the puzzles and computations illustrated using the SAGE open-source computer algebra system, the second edition of Adventures in Group Theory is perfect for mathematics enthusiasts and for use as a supplementary textbook. Num Pages: 330 pages, 6, 6 black & white halftones. BIC Classification: PBG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 229 x 154 x 19. Weight in Grams: 494. . . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780801890130

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## 8.Adventures in Group Theory - Rubik's Cube, Merlin's Machine, and Other Mathematical Toys

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Descripción Johns Hopkins Univ. Estado de conservación: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Nº de ref. de la librería 2367789

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## 9.Adventures in Group Theory: Rubik s Cube, Merlin s Machine, and Other Mathematical Toys (Paperback)

Editorial: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 0801890136 ISBN 13: 9780801890130
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Descripción JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2008. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 2nd Revised edition. 226 x 152 mm. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. This updated and revised edition of David Joyner s entertaining hands-on tour of group theory and abstract algebra brings life, levity, and practicality to the topics through mathematical toys. Joyner uses permutation puzzles such as the Rubik s Cube and its variants, the 15 puzzle, the Rainbow Masterball, Merlin s Machine, the Pyraminx, and the Skewb to explain the basics of introductory algebra and group theory. Subjects covered include the Cayley graphs, symmetries, isomorphisms, wreath products, free groups, and finite fields of group theory, as well as algebraic matrices, combinatorics, and permutations. Featuring strategies for solving the puzzles and computations illustrated using the SAGE open-source computer algebra system, the second edition of Adventures in Group Theory is perfect for mathematics enthusiasts and for use as a supplementary textbook. Nº de ref. de la librería BTE9780801890130

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## 10.Adventures In Group Theory: Rubik'S Cube, Merlin'S Machine, And Other Mathematical Toys

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