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Author:Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Description: "It's natural to extend the concept of magic squares to three and four dimensions... In four dimensions, the equivalent of a cube is a hypercube, or tesseract. A tesseract has 16 vertices, 32 edges, 24 squares, and 8 cubes... John R. Hendricks, a retired meteorologist in British Columbia, has been studying magic squares, cubes, and tesseracts for years. With the help of Cliff Pickover at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., he has now computed the placement of all 65,536 values in a perfect magic tesseract of order 16. It's the world's first known 16th-order perfect magic tesseract, Pickover says..."

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Number Theory

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