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The Mutilated Checkerboard in Set Theory

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Visit this site: http://www-formal.stanford.edu/jmc/checkerboard1/checkerboard1.html

Author:John McCarthy
Description: An 8 by 8 checkerboard with two diagonally opposite squares removed cannot be covered by dominoes each of which covers two rectilinearly adjacent squares. This site presents a set theory description of the proposition and an informal proof that the covering is impossible.

Levels: College, Research
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Set Theory

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