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ERIC Number: EJ940205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Kevin Bacon and Graph Theory
Hopkins, Brian
PRIMUS, v14 n1 p5-11 2004
The interconnected world of actors and movies is a familiar, rich example for graph theory. This paper gives the history of the "Kevin Bacon Game" and makes extensive use of a Web site to analyze the underlying graph. The main content is the classroom development of the weighted average to determine the best choice of "center" for the graph. The article concludes with additional student activities and some responses to the material. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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