Article by Khovanova, Tanya and Xiong, Joshua

In collections: Games to play with friends, Combinatorics

We enumerate P-positions in the game of Nim in two different ways. In one series of sequences we enumerate them by the maximum number of counters in a pile. In another series of sequences we enumerate them by the total number of...

URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1405.5942

PDF: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1405.5942v1

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/Khovanova2014

Article by Haralambous, Yannis

In collections: Basically computer science, Notation and conventions, History

URL: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.30.4076

PDF: http://web.archive.org/web/20120229131933/http://omega.enstb.org/yannis/pdf/boston99.pdf

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/Haralambous1999

Article by Benjamin, AT and Hanusa, CRH and Su, FE

URL: http://math.hmc.edu/~benjamin/papers/hanusa.pdf

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/Benjamin2003

Article by Peter Doyle and Shikhin Sethi

In collections: Food, Fun maths facts, Geometry

Morley's Theorem about angle trisectors can be viewed as the statement that a certain diagram `exists', meaning that triangles of prescribed shapes meet in a prescribed pattern. This diagram is the case n=3 of a class of diagrams we call...

URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1804.04024v1

PDF: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1804.04024v1

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/Conwaysdoughnuts

Article by Speyer, David and Sturmfels, Bernd

In collections: Unusual arithmetic, Easily explained

These are the notes for the Clay Mathematics Institute Senior Scholar Lecture which was delivered by Bernd Sturmfels in Park City, Utah, on July 22, 2004. The topic of this lecture is the ``tropical approach'' in mathematics,...

URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0408099

PDF: http://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0408099v1

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/Speyer2004

Article by Comon, Hubert and Dauchet, M and Gilleron, R

In collection: Basically computer science

URL: http://en.scientificcommons.org/42494218

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/Comon1997

URL: https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/handle/2292/3800

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/Calude2006

Article by Blasjo, Viktor

In collections: Puzzles, Geometry

URL: http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=HRr3jdBDXIgC&oi=fnd&pg=PA175&dq=The+Isoperimetric+Problem&ots=sh66HDGNF7&sig=98xmkIZ71_NHrpnKYs0WSQ0UFqc

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/Blasjo

Article by Pete L. Clark

In collections: About proof, Easily explained, Fun maths facts, The act of doing maths

We introduce real induction, a proof technique analogous to mathematical induction but applicable to statements indexed by an interval on the real line. More generally we give...

URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1208.0973v1

PDF: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1208.0973v1

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/TheInstructorsGuidetoRealInduction

Web page by Daniel U. Thibault and Michel Boutin

In collections: Games to play with friends, History

This complex chess-like game appeared in the western world around the year 1000. The game knew a great burst of popularity in the 15th century, because of some rules changes. When chess also saw its rules change (particularly when the Queen started to move in its...

URL: http://www.gamecabinet.com/rules/Rithmomachia.html

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/item39

Port-and-Sweep Solitaire

Article by Jacob Siehler

In collections: Easily explained, Games to play with friends, Puzzles

How does this happen? I just wanted a nice game where I didn’t have to count higher than two, and I ended up dealing with imaginary numbers. But let me back up: I’ve been a little obsessed with a puzzle lately,...

URL: http://homepages.gac.edu/~jsiehler/Articles/port-and-sweep-article.pdf

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/portandsweepsolitaire

Article by Donald E. Knuth

In collection: Notation and conventions

The author advocates two specific mathematical notations from his popular course and joint textbook, "Concrete Mathematics". The first of these, extending an idea of Iverson, is the notation "[P]" for the function which is 1 when the Boolean condition...

URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/math/9205211v1

PDF: http://arxiv.org/pdf/math/9205211v1

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/TwoNotesOnNotation

Article by Flajolet, Philippe

In collections: Easily explained, Probability and statistics

The well-know needle experiment of Buffon can be regarded as an analog (i.e., continuous) device that stochastically "computes" the number 2/pi ~ 0.63661, which is the experiment's probability of success. Generalizing the experiment...

URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/0906.5560

PDF: http://arxiv.org/pdf/0906.5560v2

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/Flajolet2011

Article by John H. Conway and Heiko Dietrich and E.A. O’Brien

In collections: Attention-grabbing titles, Animals

The number of groups of a given order is a fascinating function. We report on its known values, discuss some of its properties, and study some related functions.

URL: https://www.math.auckland.ac.nz/~obrien/research/gnu.pdf

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/CountingGroups

Article by Braswell, Leigh Marie and Khovanova, Tanya

In collections: Attention-grabbing titles, Puzzles, Animals, Food, Fibonaccinalia

In 2002, Cookie Monster appeared in The Inquisitive Problem Solver. The hungry monster wants to empty a set of jars filled with various numbers of cookies. On each of his moves, he may...

URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1305.4305

PDF: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1305.4305v1

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/Braswell2013a

How to Hunt an Invisible Rabbit on a Graph

Article by Tatjana V. Abramovskaya and Fedor V. Fomin and Petr A. Golovach and Michał Pilipczuk

In collections: Animals, Attention-grabbing titles, Combinatorics, Easily explained, Protocols and strategies, Puzzles

We investigate Hunters & Rabbit game, where a set of...

URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1502.05614v2

PDF: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1502.05614v2

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/HowtoHuntanInvisibleRabbitonaGraph

Catching a mouse on a tree

Article by Vytautas Gruslys and Arès Méroueh

In collections: Animals, Attention-grabbing titles, Combinatorics

In this paper we consider a pursuit-evasion game on a graph. A team of cats, which may choose any vertex of the graph at any turn, tries to catch an invisible mouse, which is constrained to...

URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1502.06591v1

PDF: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1502.06591v1

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/Catchingamouseonatree

Finding a princess in a palace: A pursuit-evasion problem

Article by John R. Britnell and Mark Wildon

In collections: Combinatorics, Easily explained, Protocols and strategies, Puzzles

This paper solves a pursuit-evasion problem in which a prince must find a princess who is constrained to move on each...

URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1204.5490v1

PDF: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1204.5490v1

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/FindingaprincessinapalaceApursuitevasionproblem

Finding a princess in a palace: A pursuit-evasion problem

Article by John R. Britnell and Mark Wildon

In collections: Combinatorics, Easily explained, Protocols and strategies, Puzzles

This paper solves a pursuit-evasion problem in which a prince must find a princess who is constrained to move on each...

URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1204.5490v1

PDF: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1204.5490v1

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/FindingaprincessinapalaceApursuitevasionproblem

Article by Darcy Best and Ian M. Wanless

In collections: History, Drama!

Two prominent conjectures by Herbert J. Ryser have been falsely attributed to a somewhat obscure conference proceedings that he wrote in German. Here we provide a translation of that paper and try to correct the historical record at least...

URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1801.02893v1

PDF: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1801.02893v1

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/WhatdidRyserConjecture

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