Interesting Esoterica

Port-and-Sweep Solitaire

Article by Jacob Siehler
  • Published in 2010
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How does this happen? I just wanted a nice game where I didn’t have to count higher than two, and I ended up dealing with imaginary numbers. But let me back up: I’ve been a little obsessed with a puzzle lately, and I would like to explain what’s puzzling me and how the square root of –1 can sneak in where you least expect it.

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@article{portandsweepsolitaire,
	title = {Port-and-Sweep Solitaire},
	abstract = {How does this happen? I just wanted a nice game where I didn’t have to count higher than two, and I ended up dealing with imaginary numbers. But let me back up: I’ve been a little obsessed with a puzzle lately, and I would like to explain what’s puzzling me and how the square root of –1 can sneak in where you least expect it. },
	url = {http://homepages.gac.edu/{\~{}}jsiehler/Articles/port-and-sweep-article.pdf},
	year = 2010,
	author = {Jacob Siehler},
	comment = {},
	urldate = {2019-10-12},
	collections = {easily-explained,games-to-play-with-friends,puzzles}
}