Posted on 04/10/2013
Location: Windsor Building
Date: 16th October 2013
Lecture Time: 18.00 for 18.15 start
Professor Rosemary Bailey
Professor Emerita of Statistics, School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London
A Latin square of order 8 is like a chessboard, but the small squares have eight different colours rather than just two, and each colour must occur just once in each row and once in each column. You can imagine the generalization to Latin squares of order n for any positive integer n. Latin squares turn up in agricultural experiments, in ciphers, in puzzles and in clock arithmetic. Can you count how many different ones there are of any given size?
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