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ERIC Number: EJ799557
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Latin and Cross Latin Squares
Emanouilidis, Emanuel
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v39 n5 p697-700 Jul 2008
Latin squares were first introduced and studied by the famous mathematician Leonhard Euler in the 1700s. Through the years, Latin squares have been used in areas such as statistics, graph theory, coding theory, the generation of random numbers as well as in the design and analysis of experiments. Recently, with the international popularity of Sudoku puzzles, Latin squares are in the spotlight as every solution to a Sudoku puzzle is a Latin square. This article describes Latin, diagonal Latin and cross Latin squares, as well as a method of constructing such squares.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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