MATC Mathematics Club
Lecture #74

Madison Area Technical College
Madison, Wisconsin


Spring 2008 Presentation #74 (Friday, May 7, 2008)
by Professor Norbert Kuenzi, UW-Oshkosh

"The Tower of Hanoi Puzzle"

Abstract: The Tower of Hanoi Puzzle originally appeared as an interesting amusement and curiosity in the latter part of the 19th century. Recently there has been a renewed interest in this popular puzzle, it can be used to introduce the idea of recursion. Some variations of the puzzle such as allowing an additional peg leads to interesting questions and conjectures.

Biography: Norbert J. Kuenzi Professor Ph.D. (1969); University of Iowa Research Interest: Probability

Previous Lectures: (#7"Some Binary Curiosities") , (#43"How many Coconuts?--The Famous Monkey, Sailors, and Coconuts Problem") , (#63"Some (Sum) Numerical Curiosities for 2007")


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