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Topic: Rubik's Cube
Replies: 15   Last Post: Sep 8, 1996 12:30 AM

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 J. B. Rainsberger Posts: 47 Registered: 12/6/04
Re: Rubik's Cube
Posted: Sep 8, 1996 12:30 AM

In article <Dx9oI6.D28@zeno.fit.edu>,
ram82001@zach.fit.edu (Gary Russel /ADVISOR L. FAUSETT) wrote:
>In article <50g8lb\$3fl@news.inforamp.net> t762@inforamp.net (J. B.
Rainsberger) writes:
>>In article <505j2l\$t81@wraith.cs.uow.edu.au>,
>> aa07@wraith.cs.uow.edu.au (Alexsandar Antic) wrote:

>>>Paul Robertson <Paul@jprassoc.demon.co.uk> writes:
>>>
>>>

>>>>Is there an accepted shorthand notation for describing sequences of
>>>>moves?

>>
>>Somewhere I have Minh Thai's book on solving the cube as well as Jim G.
>>Norse's book. Thai's notation was pictoral; however Norse's was based on
>>(F)ront, (P)osterior, (L)eft, (R)ight, (T)op and (B)ottom. I cannot

recall
>>how he distinguished a clockwise rotation from a counterclockwise one. I
>>would use uppercase for clockwise and lowercase for counterclockwise.
>>

>In some books, a clockwise rotation of 1/4 turn is denoted by the letter,
>a rotation of 1/2 turn is denoted by the letter "squared," and
>a counterclockwise rotation of 1/4 turn is denoted by the letter "to
>the -1 power."
>

I believe that this is how Thai's book went. I know that I have his book to
solve the 4-by-4 puzzle, Rubik's Revenge, but I don't think I have the one
for Rubik's cube anymore.

JBR.

J. B. Rainsberger, BA

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