The Early History of the Brick Factory Problem

Beineke, Lowell; Wilson, Robin
June 2010
Mathematical Intelligencer;Jun2010, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p41
Academic Journal
The article discusses the origins of the Brick Factory Problem through the analysis of Hungarian theorist Paul Turán and British artist Anthony Hill. It notes that both conjectures of Mathematician Kazimier Zarankiewicz, whom Turán 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.


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