A one person game is a sequence of moves following certain rules satisfying
This page contains information about such puzzles.My MAPLE code for the rubik's cube is included in release 5 and later of MAPLE's share library. Recently, Werner Knoben, at RWTH Aachen, Lehrstuhl II fuer Mathematik, combined all my packages (including, as well, the megaminx, masterball, pyraminx, skewb, ... maple simulations) and added some of his own into one large package for Maple 6. His site for this new package is at http://www.werner-knoben.de/ (This link seems to be dead.) All of them are included in the file rubik.zip.
Werner's installation instructions:
If you unzip rubik.zip, you find a directory containing three further directories and four files. The file installrubik.bat is an installation file to install the rubiks package on a windows computer. To use this file to install the package you must adapt the Maple 6 path and the path of the rubiks package (e.g. c:\rubik). If you have a unix or a linux computer, you can use the Makefile to install the rubiks package. Here, you must change the Maple 6 path and the path to the rubik directory, too. Both installrubik.bat and the Makefile activates the file makerubik.mpl. Here, you must adapt the pathvariable of your rubik directory, too. The name of the pathvariable, you must change is "rubikpath". You don't have to change anything else in this file. Last but not least, there is a file rubikhelp.mpl. This is a file to install the helppages. The file makerubik.mpl activates this file. If you use a windows computer, just click twice on the file install.bat, if you have a linux or a unix computer open a terminal window change to the rubik directory and type make. Furthermore, there are three directories. The directory with the name lib contains the rubik lib files, the directory with the name src contains the source code of the package and the directory web contains the html pages of the package.
Here are some interesting educational links. There are all free and non-commercial. (I cannot and will not post commercial links on this site so don't ask!)
3x3 and 4x4 Rubik's cube
There is a
MAPLE implementation of both the 3x3 and 4x4 Rubik's cube.
were purposefully designed to be very similar with the
The MAPLE text file for the 3x3 package is
rubik3 (~12K) and for the 4x4 package :
Last updated 6-22-2007.
Created by wdj