Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium



Title:Combinatorial Problems Arising from English Country Dance
Speaker:Robert A. Messer
Emeritus Professor
Mathematics and Computer Science
Albion College
Albion, Michigan, USA
Abstract: A popular form of folk dance is English country dance. In one simple English country dance, four couples dance as two groups of two couples. As the dance progresses, each couple moves to a new position and dances with another couple. Can you have such a dance where each couple dances in each of the four positions with each of the other three couples? What are other mathematical restrictions on such dances?
Location:Palenske 227
Date:11/18/2010
Time:3:10 PM



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author  = "{Robert A. Messer}",
title   = "{Combinatorial Problems Arising from English Country Dance}",
address = "{Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium}",
month   = "{18 December}",
year    = "{2010}"
}