Message #3387

Subject: Cube puzzles and math
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 06:22:32 -0700

Hello everyone!
There has been a question on my mind for some time and after solving the 3x3x3x3 recently I getting to know that this group existed I thought that I could manage to find the answer here.
I would like to know what’s the connection between maths and puzzles like the rubik’s cube. What specific areas of mathematics explain how rubik’s cube dinamics work?
What do you think?

P.S.: I was also wondering why does parity also exist in a 4x4x4 which orientable center pieces like the 4x4x4 axis cube.

Thank you and best wishes!