# Puzzles & Games (DAC)

**Fall 2023**

**Class Material**

**DAY 1**: Knights & Knaves [Slides]**DAY 2:**Cheryl’s B-day Problem, Game of 21, Tic-tac-toe [Slides]**DAY 3:**Mutilated Chessboard, Water & Wine [Slides]**DAY 4:**Counting, Hotelling’s Law [Slides]**DAY 5:**Problem Solving, Project Ideas [Slides]**DAY 6:**Fitch Cheney and Poker [Slides]**DAY 7:**Games of Chance and Expected Value [Slides]**DAY 8:**Quiz 1, Class Work**DAY 9:**HW Session, Mathematical Card Tricks [Tricks]**DAY 10:**HW Session, More Magic [Clock Trick] [Matched Speller]**DAY 11:**HW 2 Review, Test Prep**DAY 12:**Test Prep, Missing Dollar, Monty Hall [Slides]**DAY 13:**Test Prep, Penney’s Game [Slides]**DAY 14:**(Oct 5) Test 1**DAY 15:**Intro to Modular Arithmetic, The Caesar Cipher [Slides]**DAY 16:**More Modular Arithmetic, The Affine Cipher [Slides]**DAY 17:**HW Session, Coin Flipping**DAY 18:**Cancelled**DAY 19:**HW3 Review**DAY 20:**One-Time Pad [Slides]**DAY 21:**Public Key Cryptography [Slides]

#### Simulators

#### Books

- Lady Luck The Theory Of Probability by Warren Weaver
- Mathematical Recreations and Essays by W. W. Rouse Ball
- Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney
- The Last Recreations by Martin Gardner

#### Youtube Channels

#### Other Online Resources

- Cut The Knot: Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles
- Card Colm: Colm Mulcahy’s articles on Mathematical Card Magic
- Recreational Mathematics Magazine: Free Online Journal
- Open Source Vector Playing Cards: Playing Card Images