10 April 2009

Sign me up

Behrooz Parhami of the University of California, Santa Barbara has designed a freshman seminar for computer science majors built on ten classic families of puzzles—everything from Collatz's conjecture to sorting cars in a rail yard to that pencil and paper diversion they gave me as a kid to keep me quiet for a while—you know, connecting the three houses to the three utility lines.

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