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Rubi ks QeTM ENGAGEMENT 10 Q')AL ENDAR
By Jack Eidswick
CHRISTMAS CROSS CANDY STRIPELjLJ
RUB K'S CUBE IS A TRADEMARK OF IDEAL TOY CORPORATION WHICH IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS BOOK
ENGAGEMENT 1By Jack Eidswick
I and books South Bend, Indiana
Magic Ribbons. h, (12x12") :ornelis Escher
Acknowledgments: Thanks to all who worked on the concept and production of this unique engagement calendar; especially Dennis Thurlow of TAB Books for dates, Patty Walsh for art and design, and Emil Krause for his editorial assistance.
About the author Jack Eidswick Jack Eidswick, a Mathematics Professor at the University of Nebraska has devised numerous geometric puzzles with the Rubik Cube and is the author of "Rubik's Cube Made Easy,*". which is the first solution book that explains the mathematics behind the cube.*Rubik's Cube Made Easy, by Jack Eidswick; Peace Press; 48pp., illustrated.
Study for the lithograph Belvedere. Pencil, (5x5") Maurits Cornelis Escher, 1958.
DECEMBER 81 JANUARY 30"God does not play dice."-Albert Einstein.
31ThursdayNEW YEAR'S DAY
2SaturdayIsaac Asimov, 1920
JANUARYJohn Horton Conway can solve the cube behind his back with only a few "peeks."
3SundayJ.R.R. Tolkein, 1892
5TuesdayAlan Watts, 1915
JANUARY"...all that can be truly said of the sense-organism is, that, under different circumstances they produce different sensations and perceptions."-ErnstMach. The Analysis of ensation. 1914.
14SundayThursdayMARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
Edward Teller, 1908
JANUARY"How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."-Sherlock Holmes. Sign of Four.
17SundayBen Franklin, 1706
Jack Eidswick, 1934
JANUARYThe human heart beat is 0.5-2 sec; a Sclar Day is 8.64x104 sec; a Lunar Cycle is 1.2x102 sec; a Sideral Year is 3.2x10' sec; the Gleissberg Cycle (80 yr sunspots) is 2.4x108 seac; the Zero Check Cycle is 5.42x10f sec; the Orbit Cycle is 2.9x1012 sec; a Galactic Cycle is 7.04x10' sec: the Universal Cycle is 6.3x101' sec.
27WednesdayLewis Carroll, 1832
25NIMondayJoseph-Louis Lagrange, 1736
JANUARY FEBRUARY 3"Of which we cannot speak we have to remain silent." - Ludwig Wittgenstein. Tractatus.
1MondayGROUND HOG DAY Punxatawney, Penna.
6SaturdayFirt Moon Landing, ION
E N DUPSWINGER 1
1) No body in a place no larger than itself is moving. 2) Every body is a body in a place no larger than itself. 3) Therefore, no body is moving.-Zeno's Paradox No. 1 syllogism by Charles Pierce, Collected Papers c.1912.
11ThursdayLINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY Thomas Edison, 1847
8MondayJules Verne, 1828
12FridayAbraham Lincoln, 1809Charles Darwin, 1809
13SaturdayGalilei Galileo, 1564
FEBRUARY"When the bishops (Council of Ncea) took their places upon the thrones they were 318; when they rose to be called over, it appeared that they were 319; so when they approached the last of the series he immediately turned into the likeness of his next neighbor ... it is perfectly possible to imagine a universe in which any act of counting be a being in it annihilated some members of the class counted during the time and only during the time of its continuance."
17Wednesday AMalthus, 1478 Gary Hosler Meisters, 1932
Whitehead, Mathematics, Ency. Brit. 13th edn.
ST. VALENTINE'S DAY
18ThursdayCount Volta, 1795
15M ondayA.N. Whitehead, 1861 Douglas Hofstadter, 1945
S T A R T
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VERTICAL FLIPPER 1
FEBRUARY"...the apriority of time does not only qualify the properties of arithmetic as synthetic a priori judgements, but is oes the same for those of geometry, and not only for elementary two- and three-dimensional geometry, but for non-Eucledian and ndimensional geometries as well. For since Descartes we have learned to reduce all these geometries to arithmetic by means of the calculus of coordinates." -L.E.J. Brouwer. Bull. Amer. Soc. 20. 1913, p. 8 5.
25ThursdayGEORGE WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY
H. Hertz, 1857 George Washington, 1732Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788
FEBRUARY MARCH 3"Projective geometry is all geometry."-Arthur Cayley.
WednesdaGeorg Cantor, 1845 Wenesdy Alexander Bell, 1114!,
28SundayLinus Pauling, 1901
4ThursdayGeorge Gamow, 1904
T R T
E N DTHE REPEAT GAME
MARCHThere are 43,252,003,274,498,856,000 (over 43 U.S. billion billion) attainable positions. This number is so large that if you could see a new position every second, it would take over 1,000 billion years to see them all! The age of the universe is estimated to be only 12-20 billion years.
MARCHIf we placed a living organism in a box... one could arrange the organism, after any arbitrary flight, could be returned to its original spot in scarcely altered condition... for the moving organism the lengthy time of the journey was a mere instant, provided the motion took place with approximately the speed of -Albert Einstein. Mathematical Theory of Relativity. Cesellsch. in Zurich, 56, 1911, p.52.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY
14,SundayIDES OF MARCH Albert Einstein, 1879
16Tuesday7 George S. OhmL=S
T R T
E N DCHECKERBOARD
MARCH"It is remarkable that a science which began with the consideration of games of chance should have become the most important object of human knowledge."-
Jean Baptiste, 1768Joseph Fourier, 1768
J.S. Bach, 1684
23iTuesdayPierre-Simon de Laplace, 1749
MARCHOn aggregate of straight lines being represented as very narrow rectangles (linelets): "it comes to the same result whichever way you take it!"L.
APRIL 31WednesdayALL FOOLS DAY Rene Descartes, 1598
Barrow. Lectiones Geometricae 1735.
Ee N D %UPS WINGER 2
APRIL"Nobody has ever noticed a place except at a time, or a time except at a place."H. Minkowski, The Principle of Relativity. London, 1920, PALM SUNDAY
7Wednesday lPassover Begins Charles Fourier, 1772
APRIL"...the velocity of sound may be for the bees the same universal constant as is the velocity of light in man's electromagnetic philosophy."-
H. von Foerster. Cybernetics. 1951.
15Thursday sday uLeonard Vinci, 1452 Leonardo da Euler, 1707
Wilbur Wright, 1867
THE TWELVE CUBE WORLDS
APRIL"One cannot assign a relation in space to what is determined only in time." -I. Kant. Sommti. Werke. V.10, p.112, 1839.
21WednesdayImmanuel Kant, 1724
19MondayFridayWm. Shakespeare, 1564
MAY 28W.TednesdayI.Newton pubi. Principia, ^1686
"The moving finger writes; and having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety or Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it."
29ThursdayHenri Poincare, 1854
26MondayDavid Hume, 1711
30FridayCarl Friedrich Gauss, 1777
27TuesdaySamuel Morse, 1791
Pierre T DeChardin, 1831
MAY"Now I maintain that, if he had lived forever, and not wearied of the task, then, even if his life had continued as eventfully as it began, no part of his biography would have remained unwritten."- Bertrand Russel. The Principles of Mathematics. 1937, on Sterne's Tristram Shandy Paradox.
7FridayPeter I Tchaikovsky, 1849
MAY"Our consciousness weaves a route at random along the ever-branching evolutionary pathway of the cosmos, so it is we, rather than God, who are
playing dice."MOTHER'S DAY
- Paul Davies. Other Worlds.
14FridayGabriel Farenheit, 1686
15SaturdayPierre Curie, 1859