TITLE

# The Early History of the Brick Factory Problem

AUTHOR(S)
Beineke, Lowell; Wilson, Robin
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Mathematical Intelligencer;Jun2010, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p41
SOURCE TYPE
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the origins of the Brick Factory Problem through the analysis of Hungarian theorist Paul TurÃ¡n and British artist Anthony Hill. It notes that both conjectures of Mathematician Kazimier Zarankiewicz, whom TurÃ¡n communicated the problem to, and Hill remain unproved. It mentions that Zarankiewicz's theorem failed due to deficient inductive argument. For Hill's case, it states that the earliest records of the problem exist through his notes and correspondence.
ACCESSION #
51242944

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