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Non-Commutative Gaussian Elimination and Rubik's Cube

Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference

Toronto, July 2008

Abstract. A simple generalization of Gaussian elimination to a non-commutative setting allows us to solve the cube and a dozen other permutation group puzzles in no effort at all.

Handout. JavaScript browser, PDF, PNG, source files: NCGE.zip.