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Soviet Street Mathematics: Landau’s License Plate Game

Article by Harun Šiljak
  • Published in 2018
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Lev Landau is considered one of the greatest physicists of the 20th century. Books by Landau and his student and collaborator Evgeny Lifshitz are a must-read in physics education around the world, and there are quite a few terms in physics that bear the name of the great Landau. However, this article is about something almost trivial: a mathematical game he enjoyed playing.

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@article{SovietStreetMathematicsLandausLicensePlateGame,
	title = {Soviet Street Mathematics: Landau’s License Plate Game},
	abstract = {Lev Landau is considered one of the greatest physicists of the 20th century. Books by Landau and his student and collaborator Evgeny Lifshitz are a must-read in physics education around the world, and there are quite a few terms in physics that bear the name of the great Landau. However, this article is about something almost trivial: a mathematical game he enjoyed playing.},
	url = {https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007{\%}2Fs00283-017-9743-9},
	year = 2018,
	author = {Harun {\v{S}}iljak},
	comment = {},
	urldate = {2018-05-17},
	collections = {Easily explained,Games to play with friends,Puzzles}
}