Sunday, 21 February 2016

Symmetric Tours of Squares and Diamonds

I reported starting a count of these tours a while ago. The result found was 274 tours in all of which 82 are of the double halfboard type. The first figure may still be short, and a further check is needed.

The second figure is definitely correct, checked by an independent method. There are three types of double halfboard tour according as the separation between the two links that connect the halves is 1, 3 or 5 cells. The numbers of these types are respectively 26, 28 and 28 adding to 82.

I'm continuing to work on my book on tours. At present in is in two parts each of about 250 pages. The first part being on History and the second on Theory.

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