Speedsolving the Cube

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

Cracking the Cube

Cracking the Cube Author Ian Scheffler
ISBN-10 9781501121937
Year 2017-07-04
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Ian Scheffler, 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 greater lessons that can be learned through solving it. When Hungarian professor Ernő Rubik invented the Rubik’s Cube (or, rather, his Cube) in 1974 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. As Scheffler learns from the many gurus who cross his path, from pint-sized kids to engineering professors, it’s not just about memorizing algorithms or even solving all six sides—it’s about discovering how to solve yourself.

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
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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!

The Cube

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

Handbook of Cubik Math

Handbook of Cubik Math Author Alexander H. Frey
ISBN-10 0718892097
Year 2010
Pages 183
Language en
Publisher
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Thousands of people now are able to solve Rubik's Cube, but the solution manuals they have been using do not offer descriptions for why or how these solutions work. This book supplies an easy-to-understand explanation of appropriate mathematical formulas.

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

How to Invent

How to Invent Author Lynn Huggins-Cooper
ISBN-10 1781715637
Year 2014-08-04
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher
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Invention is a big part of daily life and anyone can be an inventor. This book breaks the process down into eight easy-to-follow stages and offers tips and examples for every stage. With a particular focus on inventing toys and puzzles, discover how and why the Rubik's cube was invented and the problems Erno Rubik encountered along the way. There are also case studies of inspirational young inventors, for example gymnast George Niseen who invented the trampoline at the age of 16.

Rubik s Cube Best Algorithms

Rubik s Cube Best Algorithms Author Daniel Ross
ISBN-10 1520752970
Year 2017-03-03
Pages 135
Language en
Publisher
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The Rubik's Cube Best Algorithms Top 5 methods for Speedsolving the Cube! Download This Great Book Today! Available To Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet! Can you solve Rubik's Cube? If the answer is yes, do you want to become faster at it? The "Rubik's Cube Best Algorithms" teaches you the hacks you need to solve Rubik's Cube quickly and confidently, creating solid blocks of each color, even if you have never solved the puzzle before.The brightly colored, three-dimensional puzzle invented in 1974 by Ern� Rubik reached its first peak of popularity in the 1980s. It is now a favorite puzzle for speedcubers, who compete to see who can solve the twisty challenge the fastest.Daniel Ross spent hundreds of hours studying the fastest, easiest methods used by world champions and other top players. With photos and step-by-step instructions, the author walks you through the top five methods for solving the puzzle quickly and the finger tricks used by champion speed solvers. The book includes: The history of Rubik's Cube and the reasons for its popularity The math permutations involved in solving the cube The easiest and quickest method for beginners The advanced Fridrich Method The advanced Roux Method The advanced ZZ Method The advanced God's Number Method An explanation of how the game improves your brain's activity level The finger tricks that can help you become a speedcuber Much, Much More! No Kindle device? No problem! Download the Kindle app to your device. Free download with a Kindle Unlimited membership! Get your copy today!

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
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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.