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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

An Illusion of Brilliance

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 5:25 PM

" . . . the 3 by 3, the six-sided, three-layer configuration of
the original Rubik’s Cube, which bestows an illusion of brilliance
on those who can solve it."

— John Branch in the online New York Times  today,
     "Children of the Cube":

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/sports/
cubing-usa-nationals-max-park.html

Cube-solving, like other sports, allows for displays of
impressive and admirable skill, if not "brilliance."

The mathematics — group theory — that is sometimes associated
with Rubik's Cube is, however, not  a sport.  See Rubik + Group
in this journal.

http://www.log24.com/log/pix18/180815-Alperin-Bell-preface-1995.gif

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