Senior Jacob Cook will fill us in on how math and logic are used in creating and solving this popular number puzzle.
Math 450 Senior Seminar Presents
“Proof”ing Sudoku is Fun
by Jacob Cook
Tuesday, October 1
3:05 - 3:55
in Patterson 324
Abstract: Sudoku is a logic puzzle that has grown in popularity over recent years. When we look closer we see that there is math and logic involved in not only being able to define the puzzles, but in solving the Sudoku as well. We will explore proofs of several methods that can be used to find a cell’s identity. There is also a great deal of mathematical defining that takes place when we look at special variants of the Sudoku. Though there seems to be an innumerable amount of possible grids and variations for Sudoku, mathematics can be used to define and limit these variations so they are doable. We see that Sudoku really is math; but it’s not just math, it’s fun! Everyone is welcome to attend!