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Table Of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Where to Begin...
1. Elementary, my dear Watson
2. 'And you do addition?'
3. Bell ringing and other permutations
4. A procession of permutation puzzles
5. What's commutative and purple?
6. Welcome to the machine
7. 'God's algorithm' and graphs
8. Symmetry and the Platonic solids
9. The illegal cube group
10. Words which move
11. The (legal) Rubik's Cube group
12. Squares, two-faces, and other subgroups
13. Other Rubik-like puzzle groups
14. Crossing the Rubicon
15. Some solution strategies
16. Coda: Questions and other directions
Bibliography
Index