# 'Cube' Sites and References

## Links

This section has now been moved to a more up to date link-section on Twisted Mind Games.

### Books

**Notes on Rubik's Magic Cube**
- David Singmaster
- Enslow Publishers, Hillside, NJ, 1981
- Simply the best (w.r.t. The Cube)

**Rubik's Cubic Compendium**
- Erno Rubik, Tamas Varga, et al, Edited by David Singmaster
- Oxford University Press, 1987
- Enslow Publishers Inc

**Metamagical thema's: questing for the essence of mind and pattern**
- Douglas R. Hofstadter
- Basic Books, 1985
- There are two chapters one the Cube and variants. But it is an interesting book in it self.

### Articles

**Note**: The following are mathematical articles. So they are understandable for (under)graduates
and interested readers who are willing to delve into the rich world of (mathematical)
Grouptheory.
**Rubik's Revenge: The Group Theoretical Solution**
- Mogens Esrom Larsen
- American Mathematical Monthly Vol. 92 No. 6, June-July 1985,
- pp. 381-390.
- This, besides giving a solution for the 4^3, can give you a nice idea how you can proceed to solve an individual puzzle.

**Rubik's Groups**
- E. C. Turner & K. F. Gold,
- American Mathematical Monthly vol. 92 No. 9 November 1985,
- pp. 617-629.
- They give a algorithm to solve a class of Cube-like puzzles. Namely those which are regular solids and for which you can turn only sides. (Of course some more by dualization)

**Cubelike Puzzles - What Are They and How Do You Solve Them?**
- J.A. Eidswick
- American Mathematical Monthly Vol. 93 No. 3 March 1986,
- pp. 157-176.
- A very nice article which gives 7 propositions (and proofs
`(-:`). They can often be used and can save some (well, ok a lot) of time.

Of course there are a lot more but these I read. A few I have not read (yet):

**The Slice Group in Rubik's Cube,**
- David Hecker, Ranan Banerji
- Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 58 No. 4 Sept 1985

**The Group of the Hungarian Magic Cube**
- Chris Rowley
- Proceedings of the First Western Austrialian Conference on Algebra, 1982

Author: Christian Eggermont

Last updated: 13 March 1997