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Marni D. Sheppeard

Sunday, March 16, 2008

M Theory Lesson 170

Hamilton circuits are drawn on the cube and associahedron. Observe how a step on the parity cube shifts a bit by 1. This circuit is used to define the space filling Gray code by shifting one edge across a boundary. Tony Smith explains how this is related to $E8$ lattices.


Blogger L. Riofrio said...

Again we are fascinated by how geometrical forms could hint at physical structure, like Gell-Mann's Eightfold way extended to a higher dimension.

March 18, 2008 7:15 PM  

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