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Wythoff's Nim

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Wythoff?s Nim is a sub-page of Alexander Bogomolny?s Cut The Knot! site reviewed elsewhere in MERLOT; in particular, it is a sub-page of the Games and Puzzles section of the site. This page includes a java applet embodying a two-player strategy game that involves cornering a queen on a chessboard of sorts. An accompanying strategy analysis by Martin Gardner reveals that this game is isomorphic to Wythoff?s Nim, a version of the famous game of Nim. The recursively determined winning strategy is... More
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Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
CAUTION: Java Applets may not run on all browsers
Date Added to MERLOT: April 10, 2003
Date Modified in MERLOT: October 13, 2010
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Submitter: James Rutledge
Keywords: Corner the Lady, math puzzle, tsyan-shidzi, graphs


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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed
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Technical Requirements: java-enabled browser
Language: English
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