Rubick's Cube

Discussion in 'Physics & Math' started by supernova_smash, May 10, 2002.

  1. supernova_smash Registered Senior Member

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    Is there any type of mathmatical way to help solve a Rubick's cube, like a forumla or anything?
     
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  3. bbcboy Recovering christian Registered Senior Member

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  5. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    By the way, if you're searching for information on this, you'll have more luck spelling it "Rubik".
     
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  7. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    It just so happens in the June edition (#190) of PCPlus magazine (www.pcplus.co.uk) there wasa whole section on the rubik's cube and how to write a program for it, in fact it's suppose to continue in July's edition too (#191).

    Okay so it's a PC mag in the UK, but I know that you if you really wanted to get it sent to anywhere in the world. Or just wait 6-7 months and download it from the net.
     
  8. Northwind Master of Anvils Registered Senior Member

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    Yes.

    x = problem (in this case a cubical puzzle)
    y = an appropriate tool
    z = your hands
    a = force applied
    b = reversed force applied
    c = lack of patience with long winded pointless solution
    n = solution

    Ok, here we go:

    (yz) + a + c > x
    (z + b)c = n

    I call this the "Alexander Equation".
     
  9. Reid Registered Senior Member

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    I saw this dude on TV that had 4 I think of these cubes, rotated in a random way. He looked at them for a few minutes then put on a blindfold and solved all of them. Most impressive
     
  10. Mallory Knox Banned Banned

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    Yeah there is. You can find the moves on the internet.

    My record is 1 min 8 seconds.
     

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