Keywords and Phrases
Permutation puzzles; Sage; Open source; Spot It!
"In this thesis, we consider the usefulness of Sage, an online and open-source program, in analyzing permutation puzzles such as the Rubik's cube and a specific combinatorial structure called the projective plane. Many programs exist to expedite calculations in research and provide previously-unavailable solutions; some require purchase, while others, such as Sage, are available for free online. Sage is asked to handle a small permutation puzzle called Swap, and then we explore how it calculates solutions for a Rubik's cube. We then discuss projective planes, Sage's library of functions for dealing with projective planes, and how they relate to the card game Spot It! Since Sage is a free, open-source program, its limitations are a valid concern and are also discussed."--Abstract, page iii.
Morgan, Ilene H.
Grow, David E.
Cohen, Gerald Leonard, 1941-
Mathematics and Statistics
M.S. in Applied Mathematics
Missouri University of Science and Technology
vii, 57 pages
© 2015 Jessica Ruth Chowning, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
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Link to Catalog Record
Chowning, Jessica Ruth, "Some combinatorial applications of Sage, an open source program" (2015). Masters Theses. 7390.