id: 06307524
dt: j
an: 2014d.00648
au: Máder, Attila; Makay, Géza
ti: The maximum number of rectangular islands.
so: Teach. Math. 14, No. 1, 31-44 (2011).
py: 2011
pu: ,
la: EN
cc: G94 H54 U74
ut: information theory; lattice theory
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ab: Summary: We consider the combinatorial problem of rectangular islands by
elementary means. The topic of islands and the methods for its
investigation is suitable also for high school students, although some
of the corresponding results are quite new. The arising questions need
no advanced mathematical knowledge. Because most of the problems are of
finitary type, experimental mathematics with computer support proves to
be useful for the formulation of general conjectures related to the
bounds of the number of islands in particular configurations.
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