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By strider, on February 13th, 2011 There were some mistakes with the construction of the oddordered magic squares. These mistakes ought to give us hope in finding squares that, if n is odd, you will indeed get (n!)2 magic squares with a random method. I had always maintained that, and until now I never had a reason to question it. And […]
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By strider, on February 5th, 2011 I have met with some disappointment as to how a methodology for creating a 4×4 square should pan out, and instead I have come up with many different algorithms, each resulting in its own small sets of magic squares, but had stumbled upon a set of squares with similar “hypermagical” properties which I called the […]
Go to article Recreational Math I: Magic Squares: the “really good” kind – Part 6
By strider, on February 2nd, 2011 I was experimenting with Danny Dawson’s 4×4 magic square script, and began to consider writing my own script. But I just thought I would do a few runs for my own research. I wanted to thank Mr. Dawson for his fine work which I am obviously gaining knowledge from, but his comments page thought I […]
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By strider, on January 29th, 2011 How to Make a Random Square
I have noticed that it has been difficult to elucidate a method for systematically creating evenordered magic squares of any but the most basic kind. I don’t know why this is, since the art has been alive in Europe for at least 600 years, and probably longer in other […]
Go to article Recreational Math I: Magic Squares: the “really good” kind – Part 4
By strider, on January 26th, 2011 Notice that to show the rules for making these kind of magic squares, I used only oddordered square matrices as examples. What about matrices of even numbers of rows and columns? The rules for these vary.
This is a small part of a 1514 engraving by Albrecht Durer, called Melancholia. The author of the […]
Go to article Recreational Math I: Magic Squares: the “really good” kind – Part 3
By strider, on January 22nd, 2011 Last time I introduced the idea of magic buy tramadol online cod overnight squares. I promised I would show you how to make one. In this post, I will begin by discussing “trivial” squares, or squares made by simple rules of following diagonals and wrapping.
When I say a square is “magic”, I mean that […]
Go to article Recreational Math I: Magic Squares: the “really good” kind – Part 2
By strider, on January 19th, 2011 Introduction
ONE OF THE few things you see on the web these days is how to do a really good magic square. There are many websites that tell you about how spiralling arrangements of sequential numbers on a square matrix is magic, but for me, that’s dull. You are limited to doing seemingly less […]
Go to article Recreational Math I: Magic Squares: the “really good” kind

