Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Date Information

2018

Department

Mathematics

First Advisor

Kathi Crowe

Abstract

Many people are familiar with the 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube as a puzzle or a toy. But, what most people do not realize is that the cube is a great physical visual of a group. The goal of this paper is to discuss the Rubik’s Cube as a group and dive into a specific subgroup of the cube. Through this discussion, we will also explore homomorphisms in the slice group. This paper will also give insight on permutations, commutators, and conjugates in terms of the cube, as well as “God’s number”.

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Mathematics Commons

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