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 Eight queens puzzle (C) - LiteratePrograms The eight queens problem is the problem of placing eight queens on an 8×8 chessboard such that none of them attack one another (no two are in the same row, column, or diagonal). When resetting a queen that has passed off the bottom of the board, it is placed in the position after the previous queen, after the previous queen has itself been moved. The answer is that a set of queens with no two in the same row or column correspond to the mathematical concept of a permutation or reordering of the first n integers. en.literateprograms.org /Eight_queens_puzzle_(C)   (1484 words)

 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Eight queens puzzle   (Site not responding. Last check: ) The eight queens puzzle is the problem of putting eight chess queens on an 8x8 chessboard such that none of them is able to capture any other using the standard chess queen's moves. The eight queens problem has 92 distinct solutions, or 12 distinct solutions if symmetry operations such as rotations and reflections of the board are taken into consideration. The eight queens puzzle is a good example of a simple but non-trivial problem that can be solved by a recursive algorithm, by phrasing the n-queen problem inductively in terms of adding a single queen to any solution to the (n-1)-queen problem. www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/ei/Eight_queens_puzzle   (602 words)

 EIGHT QUEENS PUZZLE - Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: ) A puzzle in which one has to place eight queens on a chessboard such that no queen is attacking any other, i.e. It is a common students assignment to devise a program to solve the eight queens puzzle. More intelligent algorithms use the fact that there are only ten positions for the first queen that are not reflections of each other, and that the first queen leaves at most 42 safe squares, giving only 10*42*41*40*39*38*37*36 = 1,359,707,731,200 layouts to try, and so on. www.hyperdictionary.com /dictionary/Eight+Queens+Puzzle   (143 words)

 eight - Definitions from Dictionary.com To be behind the eight ball "in trouble" (1932) is a metaphor from shooting pool. A symbol representing eight units, as 8 or viii. Eight.] A combining form meaning eight; as in octodecimal, octodecimal, octolocular. dictionary.reference.com /browse/eight   (561 words)

 Puzzle Playground - The Treasure at Medinet Solution Actually, it was one of many puzzles based on the problem known as "the problem of the eight queens". First proposed by Max Bezzel in 1848, general idea of this problem is to place the largest number of queens on a chess board so that no two queens are in the same row, column or diagonal. Later it was proved that on a standard 8x8 chess board exactly eight queens can be placed so that no two queens attack each other. www.puzzles.com /PuzzlePlayground/TreasureAtMedinet/TreasureAtMedinetSol.htm   (122 words)

 Chess Puzzles - Eight Queens   (Site not responding. Last check: ) Eight Queens: this simple game is based on one of the chess rules, demonstrating the behavior of the queen in the board, to win you have to find spots to move the queen 8 times. The eight queens puzzle is based on the problem of putting eight chess queens on an 8×8 chessboard such that none of them is able to capture any other using the standard chess queen's moves. Most often, it is used as an example of a problem which can be solved with a recursive algorithm, by phrasing the n queens problem inductively in terms of adding a single queen to any solution to the n−1 queens problem. www.iqscope.com /8queens   (236 words)

 Chess Puzzles - Eight Queens   (Site not responding. Last check: ) Eight Queens: this simple game is based on one of the chess rules, demonstrating the behavior of the queen in the board, to win you have to find spots to move the queen 8 times. The eight queens puzzle is based on the problem of putting eight chess queens on an 8×8 chessboard such that none of them is able to capture any other using the standard chess queen's moves. Most often, it is used as an example of a problem which can be solved with a recursive algorithm, by phrasing the n queens problem inductively in terms of adding a single queen to any solution to the n−1 queens problem. iqscope.com /8queens   (236 words)

 Up to - Wikinfo Example: in the eight queens puzzle, if the eight queens are considered to be distinct, there are 3 709 440 distinct solutions. Normally however, the queens are considered to be identical, and one says "there are 92 (= 3709440/8!) unique solutions up to permutations of the queens", signifying that two different arrangements of the queens are considered equivalent if the queens have been permuted, but the same squares on the chessboard are occupied by them. If, in addition to treating the queens as identical, rotations and reflections of the board were allowed, we would have only 12 distinct solutions up to symmetry, signifying that two arrangements that are symmetrical to each other are considered equivalent. www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Up_to   (1072 words)

 Tiling Puzzle 544 - 1   (Site not responding. Last check: ) In contrast to shuffling puzzles, however, in transport puzzles all tokens have to follow certain routes given on the board; they cannot be lifted off the board and placed on faraway positions that have no visible connection... A logic puzzle is a puzzle deriving from the mathematics field of deduction. Puzzles like this, where we are given a list of premises and asked what can be deduced from them, are known as "syllogisms". www.ourkidslearnonline.com /Puzzle/Tiling-Puzzle/Puzzle-544-1.html   (365 words)

 Eight queens puzzle - Definition, explanation The eight queens puzzle is the problem of putting eight chess queenss on an 8×8 chessboard such that none of them is able to capture any other using the standard chess queen's moves. Most often, it is used as an example of a problem which can be solved with a recursive algorithm, by phrasing the n queens problem inductively in terms of adding a single queen to any solution to the n−1 queens problem. The 'minimum-conflicts' heuristic—moving the piece with the largest number of conflicts to the square in the same column where the number of conflicts is smallest—is particularly effective: it solves the 1,000,000 queen problem in less than 50 steps on average. www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/e/ei/eight_queens_puzzle.php   (1580 words)

 Strategy Games - 8 Queens 8 Queens is one of the simple strategy games based on one of the chess rules, demonstrating the behavior of the queen in the board, to win you have to find spots to move the queen 8 times. The eight queens puzzle is based on the classic stategy games problem which is in this case putting eight chess queens on an 8×8 chessboard such that none of them is able to capture any other using the standard chess queen's moves. Most often, it is used as an example of a problem which can be solved with a recursive algorithm, by phrasing the n queens problem inductively in terms of adding a single queen to any solution to the n−1 queens problem. www.brainmetrix.com /8queens   (306 words)

 eight queens puzzle A puzzle in which one has to place eight queens on a chessboard such that no queen is attacking any other, i.e. It is a common students assignment to devise a program to solve the eight queens puzzle. More intelligent algorithms use the fact that there are only ten positions for the first queen that are not reflections of each other, and that the first queen leaves at most 42 safe squares, giving only 10*42*41*40*39*38*37*36 = 1,359,707,731,200 layouts to try, and so on. burks.brighton.ac.uk /burks/foldoc/7/37.htm   (157 words)

 Queens Problem -- from Wolfram MathWorld The minimum number of queens needed to occupy or attack all squares of an board for which no two queens attack one another (they are "not protected"). Dudeney, H. "The Eight Queens." §300 in Amusements in Mathematics. mathworld.wolfram.com /QueensProblem.html   (538 words)

 Eight Queens: Instructions The object is to figure out how to place eight queens on a chess board such that none of them can attack each other. To solve this puzzle, therefore, the eight queens must be placed on the board so that no two of them are on the same row, column, or diagonal. The queen will show up on the board, and the other squares on the same row, column, and diagonal will be disabled so that no other queens may be placed on those squares. www.rinkworks.com /pgames/queens.shtml   (144 words)

 The Eight Queens Puzzle To solve the eight queens problem, you must place 8 queens (fl squares) onto the chess board below. In the Eight Queens problem the challenge is to place eight queen chess pieces on a chessboard so that no queen piece threatens another queen on the board. In chess, the queen is a powerful piece and has the ability to attack any other playing piece positioned anywhere else on the same row, column, or diagonal. www.blackdog.net /games/board/8queens/index.html   (147 words)

 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming, 2nd Edition - \$56.95   (Site not responding. Last check: ) The Eight Queens Puzzle in Objective-C. The Eight Queens Puzzle in Smalltalk. Eight Queens in Objective-C. Eight Queens in Smalltalk. The eight years between the original development of the book and the present have seen a series of changes in the field of object-oriented programming, necessitating almost a complete rewriting of the text. www.awprofessional.com /bookstore/product.asp?isbn=0201824191&redir=1   (2261 words)

 Eight Queens Puzzle Last Updated Apr 28, 2007 05:29 AM The eight queens puzzle is the problem of putting eight chess queens on an 8×8 chessboard such that none of them is able to capture any other using the standard chess queen's moves. In polycube puzzles the player is usually presented with a set of such polycubes and he has the task to assemble them to a certain shape. In contrast to shuffling puzzles, however, in transport puzzles all tokens have to follow certain routes given on the board; they cannot be lifted off the board and placed on faraway positions that have no visible connection to the from-position. www.kidslearnonline.com /Puzzle/Eight-Queens-Puzzle.html   (890 words)

 8 Queens / Eight Queens Puzzle -- Java Applet The Queen in the FIRST row is to be placed in Column 1. The Queen in the SECOND row is to be placed in Column 5. The Queen in the THIRD row is to be placed in Column 8. prashant-online.tripod.com /javaqueens.html   (262 words)

 Solving n-queens using constraint programming in Ruby The eight queens puzzle is the problem of putting eight chess queens on an 8×8 chessboard such that none of them is able to capture any other using the standard chess queen’s moves. By using this as 10 # our variables we already make sure that no two queens are in the same 11 # column. 16 @queen_rows.with_offsets((0...n).to_a).must_be.distinct 17 # Queens must not be in the same diagonal (positive slope). gecoder.rubyforge.org /examples/n-queens.html   (295 words)

 MathsNet Puzzles: 8 queens Place 8 queens onto the chess board, no queen can be attacking any other queen. A queen attacks all cells on its vertical, horizontal or diagonal lines of sight. The eight queens puzzle has 92 distinct solutions on a 8x8 grid. www.mathsnet.net /puzzles/eightqueens.html   (92 words)

 Quite BASIC -- Eight Queens - Classic Chess Puzzle Queens that are in conflict are shown in red on the canvas. The program first places one queen on each row on a random column. Then it repeatedly moves the queen with the most conflicts to another column with the least possible conflicts. www.quitebasic.com /prj/puzzle/eight-queens-heuristic   (262 words)

 Eight Queens Problem Place eight queens on the chessbord such that no queen attacks any other one. A mouseclick on any empty field of the chessboard puts a queen into this field. The last placed queen is marked green and can be removed by mouseclick ("backtracking"). www.faust.fr.bw.schule.de /mhb/backtrack/achtdamen/eight.htm   (43 words)

 Eight Queens Puzzle - Wolfram Demonstrations Project A queen attacks another one if they are in the same row, column, or diagonal. Place eight queens on a chessboard such that no queen is under attack. Vary the size of the chess board and click the button to see different arrangements of the queens. demonstrations.wolfram.com /EightQueensPuzzle   (54 words)

 8 Queens Puzzle Try to put 8 queens within the chessboard, without one being able to attack the other. A queen placed on a chessboard in a chess game has the ability to attack and destroy any chess piece on its vertical, horizontal and diagonal grids. Click on a queen to remove it from the table. www.geocities.com /robsgames2001/Queens/queens.html   (62 words)

 The Eight Queens Puzzle To solve the eight queens problem, you must place 8 queens (fl squares) onto the chess board below. In the Eight Queens problem the challenge is to place eight queen chess pieces on a chessboard so that no queen piece threatens another queen on the board. In chess, the queen is a powerful piece and has the ability to attack any other playing piece positioned anywhere else on the same row, column, or diagonal. blackdog.net /games/board/8queens/index.html   (147 words)

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 Use T-SQL to Solve the Classic Eight Queens Puzzle Executive Summary: The eight queens puzzle is a classic puzzle that challenges you to arrange eight queens on an 8 Ã— 8 chessboard such that no two queens can attack each other based on regular chess rulesâ”that is, that no two queens are in the same row, column, or diagonal. The puzzle is called the eight queens puzzle, and it was first suggested by the chess player Max Bezzel more than 150 years ago. The challenge is to arrange eight queens on an 8 Ã— 8 chessboard such that no two queens can attack each other based on regular chess rulesâ”that is, that no two queens are in the same row, column, or diagonal. www.sqlmag.com /Article/ArticleID/98775/sql_server_98775.html   (1600 words)

 Get Yer Game On Years ago in high school, I first tried solving the "8 Queens Problem", which is in some ways similar to the problem of creating a Sudoku grid. If you're not familiar with the Eight Queens problem, it asks the question, "Can 8 queens be placed on a standard chessboard in such a way that none of the queens can capture one of the other queens?" My attempt to solve the Eight Queens problem was written with an erroneous infinite loop, and brought the department computer down, as well as probably wasting loads of paper. getyergameon.blogspot.com   (1841 words)

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