Wednesday, April 22 | 3-3:50 p.m. | Bridges 268
Featuring MSUM student Josiah Reiswig
The Mathematics Undergraduate Seminar Series presents a seminar by Josiah Reiswig on “k-Dependence on Hexagonal Boards.”
Combinatorial chessboard problems are a commonly studied topic in recreational mathematics. Rather than a standard chessboard, we examine one such problem using a rhomboidal board where each space is a hexagon. In particular, taking the standard movements of a king in hexagonal chess, we investigate the maximum number of kings that may be placed on a board so that no king is attacking more than k other kings. We develop both upper and lower bounds for this number for all appropriate values of k.