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ERIC Number: EJ769570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0730-8639
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.
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A