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WordBot and Words, My Wordle Assistants 1

I am late joining the Wordle craze. Over a year ago, MATLAB programs for solving Wordle puzzles were described by Adam Filion as a guest blogger on Loren's blog and by Matt Tearle with a YouTube video. But my programs for Wordle Assistants are different. WordBot doesn't try to solve any puzzles and Words just supplies lists of possible words. I enjoy providing the solution logic myself.... read more >>

R2-D2, Rotations and Dilations in Two Dimensions 1

R2_D2 is is the name I've given a new MATLAB program that provides animations of 2-by-2 rotation and dilation matrices. I admit I chose "dilations" so the acronym would be memorable, but otherwise the code has little to do with the famous Star Wars droid.... read more >>

Grafix Users Guide

This is a quick look at Grafix, our tool for exploring matrices via 3-D computer graphics.... read more >>

Matrices In Action, Grafix 2.0 3

The Swinging Sticks is a kinetic sculpture that exhibits chaotic motion. The device became very popular after it upstaged Tony Stark in Iron Man 2. My daughter Carolyn gave me a desktop version of Swinging Sticks for Christmas. I immediately set out to simulate it.... read more >>

Color Cube Meets Rubik’s Cube

I have made a half dozen blog posts about Rubik's Cube so far this year. And, during the MATLAB Central Mini Hack in October, I resurrected an old code about the Color Cube. Now, a combination of the two, Rubik/Color Qube, creates an elegant tool for investigating Matrices in Action.... read more >>

An Interactive Version of colorcubes

A 231-character static version of colorcubes in the current MiniHack generated quite a bit of interest. So I am posting the full version, where you can change number of cubes and the view point, at this link.... read more >>

modfun, A Short Program Produces Impressive Graphics 4

This nifty graphics gem started with a contribution by Paul Villain to the MATLAB 2022 Mini Hack, currently taking place on MATLAB Central.... read more >>

Trio, A Wooden Puzzle from the Czech Republic 2

"Clever Toys" is a puzzle company in the Czech Republic. Their Web site describes five different hand-made, wooden puzzles that are related mathematically to the Rubik's Cube.... read more >>

Rubik’s Cube Superflips and God’s Number

  • How hard is it to solve a Rubik's Cube?
  • When can you say that your Rubik's Cube is completely scrambled?
  • Why might the answer depend on where you went to school?
  • What interesting mathematical questions are involved?
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Polygons, Polyshapes and Puzzles 2

Until recently, I knew nothing about the polyshape object in MATLAB. Now I can use polyshape to simulate an extraordinary puzzle.... read more >>

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