ERIC Number: EJ769570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Equivalent Colorings with "Maple"
Cecil, David R.; Wang, Rongdong
Mathematics and Computer Education, v39 n3 p226-234 Fall 2005
Many counting problems can be modeled as "colorings" and solved by considering symmetries and Polya's cycle index polynomial. This paper presents a "Maple 7" program link http://users.tamuk.edu/kfdrc00/ that, given Polya's cycle index polynomial, determines all possible associated colorings and their partitioning into equivalence classes. These ideas are suitable for high-school seniors and college students.
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Secondary School Mathematics, High School Seniors, College Mathematics, College Students, Computation, Geometry, Geometric Concepts, Equations (Mathematics), Mathematical Formulas, Color
MATYC Journal Inc. Mathematics and Computer Education, P.O. Box 158, Old Bethpage, NY 11804. Tel: 516-822-5475; Web site: http://www.macejournal.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
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