The Cube

The Cube Author David Singmaster
ISBN-10 157912805X
Year 2009
Pages 142
Language en
Publisher Black Dog & Leventhal Pub

Explains the history of the Rubik's Cube, shares puzzles from around the world based on the same principles, and offers new puzzles and solutions for cubes ranging from 2x2x2 to 7x7x7.

Cracking the Cube

Cracking the Cube Author Ian Scheffler
ISBN-10 9781501121920
Year 2016-10-18
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster

A journalist and aspiring “speedcuber” attempts to break into the international phenomenon of speedsolving the Rubik’s Cube—think chess played at the speed of Ping-Pong—while exploring the Cube’s rise to iconic status around the globe and the lessons that can be learned through solving it. When Hungarian professor Ernő Rubik invented the Rubik’s Cube (or, rather, his Cube) in the 1970s out of wooden blocks, rubber bands, and paper clips, he didn’t even know if it could be solved, let alone that it would become the world’s most popular puzzle. Since its creation, the Cube has become many things to many people: one of the bestselling children’s toys of all time, a symbol of intellectual prowess, a frustrating puzzle with 43.2 quintillion possible permutations, and now a worldwide sporting phenomenon that is introducing the classic brainteaser to a new generation. In Cracking the Cube, Ian Scheffler reveals that cubing isn’t just fun and games. Along with participating in speedcubing competitions—from the World Championship to local tournaments—and interviewing key figures from the Cube’s history, he journeys to Budapest to seek a meeting with the legendary and notoriously reclusive Rubik, who is still tinkering away with puzzles in his seventies. Getting sucked into the competitive circuit himself, Scheffler becomes engrossed in solving Rubik’s Cube in under twenty seconds, the quasi-mystical barrier known as “sub-20,” which is to cubing what four minutes is to the mile: the difference between the best and everyone else. For Scheffler, the road to sub-20 is not just about memorizing algorithms or even solving the Rubik’s Cube. As he learns from the many gurus who cross his path, from pint-sized kids to engineering professors, it’s about learning to solve yourself.

Introduction to Evolutionary Informatics

Introduction to Evolutionary Informatics Author Robert J Marks II
ISBN-10 9789813142169
Year 2017-02-27
Pages 332
Language en
Publisher World Scientific

Science has made great strides in modeling space, time, mass and energy. Yet little attention has been paid to the precise representation of the information ubiquitous in nature. Introduction to Evolutionary Informatics fuses results from complexity modeling and information theory that allow both meaning and design difficulty in nature to be measured in bits. Built on the foundation of a series of peer-reviewed papers published by the authors, the book is written at a level easily understandable to readers with knowledge of rudimentary high school math. Those seeking a quick first read or those not interested in mathematical detail can skip marked sections in the monograph and still experience the impact of this new and exciting model of nature's information. This book is written for enthusiasts in science, engineering and mathematics interested in understanding the essential role of information in closely examined evolution theory.

Speedsolving the Cube

Speedsolving the Cube Author Dan Harris
ISBN-10 1402753136
Year 2008
Pages 166
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

They call it "speedcubing”--a mind-bending blur of quick twists and turns that solves Rubik’s Cube in times that have been clocked at less than 20 seconds! Today, thanks to the 2003 revival of the Rubik’s World Championships, speedcubing is spreading like wildfire. Here, complete with detailed illustrations and basic as well as advanced solving techniques, is the ultimate speedcuber’s guide. It not only gives the solution to the familiar 3x3x3 cube (which has 43,252,003,274,489,856,000--that’s 43 quintillion--possible positions), but also the 2x2x2, 4x4x4, and staggeringly difficult 5x5x5 puzzles. With millions of cubes out there and countless would-be champions looking for tips to improve their times, this is the definitive manual for this unique sport.

You Can Do The Cube

You Can Do The Cube Author Patrick Bossert
ISBN-10 9780141327310
Year 2008-10-30
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK

Are you going cube-crazy? This easy to follow guide has everything you need to know about the Rubik's cube. From simple step-by-step instructions showing how to complete it, to how the cube was invented, plus lots of other cube challenges to test your skills - it's time to get cubing!


LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Thinking Robots Author Daniele Benedettelli
ISBN-10 9781593272166
Year 2010
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press

Furnishes step-by-step instructions for designing, constructing, and programming two robots that think--the TTT Tickler and the One-Armed Wonder.

How Big Is 43 Quintillion

How Big Is 43 Quintillion Author Lynn Huggins-Cooper
ISBN-10 1609926285
Year 2014-06-10
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher QEB Publishing

It's hard to imagine what a crowd of one billion people would look like, but if one billion children stood on each other's shoulders, they would reach past the moon! How Big Is 43 Quintillion helps readers understand large numbers by relating them to everyday situations. Simple explanations accompanied by amusing infographics help readers visualize large numbers and get a grip on basic math concepts. A glossary and further reference material are also included at the end of the book.

The Simple Solution to Rubik s Cube

The Simple Solution to Rubik s Cube Author James G. Nourse
ISBN-10 0553140175
Year 1981
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Bantam Books

Gives a brief history of the puzzle, describes clear and concise steps for solving it, and suggests other games to play with the cube

Rubik s cubic compendium

Rubik s cubic compendium Author Ernö Rubik
ISBN-10 0198532024
Year 1987
Pages 225
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA

Millions of people were -- and still are -- simultaneously bewildered, frustrated, and amazed by the problems posed by Rubik's cube. Co-written by the cube's inventor, this book serves as a comprehensive guide to the cube for both the puzzler and the mathematician. The book reveals the wealth of fascinating mathematics concealed within the cube's apparently simple operation, and even those who have solved the cube will discover a vast number of new ideas and possibilities.

Big Book of Beginner s Piano Classics

Big Book of Beginner s Piano Classics Author Bergerac
ISBN-10 9780486466156
Year 2008-06
Pages 133
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation

Eighty-three popular piano classics arranged for the beginning student are accompanied by a short history of each piece and advice on playing each arrangement.5NjBwBT

My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles

My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles Author Martin Gardner
ISBN-10 0486281523
Year 1994
Pages 82
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation

The noted expert and longtime author of Scientific American's Mathematical Games column selects 70 of his favorite "short" puzzles. Enthusiasts can challenge their skills with such mind-bogglers as The Returning Explorer, The Mutilated Chessboard, Scrambled Box Tops, Bronx vs. Brooklyn, and dozens more involving logic and basic math. Complete solutions included.

Adventures in Group Theory

Adventures in Group Theory Author David Joyner
ISBN-10 9780801897269
Year 2008-12-05
Pages 328
Language en
Publisher JHU Press

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.