Title

Insolvable Configurations of Peg Solitaire

Date

5-28-2015 11:30 AM

End Time

28-5-2015 11:45 AM

Location

Math & Nursing Building (MNB) 104

Department

Mathematics

Session Chair

Cheryl Beaver

Session Title

Mathematics Senior Project Presentations

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Cheryl Beaver

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Peg solitaire is a board game that has been played and studied for many years. Examination of the game offers an opportunity to explore a practical application of group theory. Through the use of the Klein Four Group, the insolvability of different board configurations will be examined. We will also explore variations of the game using alternate rules in order to fully understand the game of peg solitaire.

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May 28th, 11:30 AM May 28th, 11:45 AM

Insolvable Configurations of Peg Solitaire

Math & Nursing Building (MNB) 104

Peg solitaire is a board game that has been played and studied for many years. Examination of the game offers an opportunity to explore a practical application of group theory. Through the use of the Klein Four Group, the insolvability of different board configurations will be examined. We will also explore variations of the game using alternate rules in order to fully understand the game of peg solitaire.