Adventures in Group Theory: Rubik's Cube, Merlin's Machine,
and Other Mathematical Toys by David Joyner

The Johns Hopkins University Press | 2008 | ISBN: 0801890136 | Pages: 328 | PDF | Size: 3 MB

Adventures in Group Theory is a tour through the algebra of several 'permutation puzzles'... If you like puzzles, this is a somewhat fun book. If you like algebra, this is a fun book. If you like puzzles and algebra, this is a really fun book." - MAA Online "Joyner has collated all the Rubik lore and integrated it with a self-contained introduction to group theory that equals or, more likely, exceeds what is available in typical dedicated elementary texts." - Choice "Joyner does convey some of the excitement and adventure in picking up knowledge of group theory by trying to understand Rubik's Cube. Enthusiastic students will learn a lot of mathematics from this book.