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by Patrick Bossert

Download You Can Do the Cube fb2, epub

ISBN: 0141326506
Author: Patrick Bossert
Language: English
Publisher: Puffin Books (October 1, 2008)
Pages: 112
Category: Puzzles & Games
Subcategory: Humour
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 395
Size Fb2: 1145 kb
Size ePub: 1482 kb
Size Djvu: 1406 kb
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Patrick Bossert was born in 1968 in the United Kingdom and he has always been interested in solving puzzles and . When they published the You Can Do the Cube book Patrick has got a minder to manage the media and he was taken to a media tour with live TV broadcasts

Patrick Bossert was born in 1968 in the United Kingdom and he has always been interested in solving puzzles and later he made a proper career out of this hobby. At the age of 12 he went on a skiing holiday to Switzerland but he broke his hand so he had to rest for two weeks in the chalet. At that time the cube has just hit the market in Switzerland and his cousin Joachim to whom he dedicated the book bought him one to keep him entertained. When they published the You Can Do the Cube book Patrick has got a minder to manage the media and he was taken to a media tour with live TV broadcasts. This was a great adventure for him as a 12 year old kid.

Cube solving has come along way since this book appeared in bookshops; no one even had even dreamt of speed cubing in those days and I can guarantee that no speed cuber will use Patrick Bossert's method but it does what it says on the cover. The illustrations were in black and white (to keep the cost down) but the "tricks", as Patrick calls them (we know them as algorithms now), are well explained and easy to follow. Patrick's method is the least efficient method I know to solve the cube and unusual in that it does not solve it one layer at a time.

The book starts with an explanation and good pictures of the inside of a 3x3x3 cube. If solving a cube were a daily chore, like cooking, the clear recipes in this book would be excellent, but of course solving the cube is not a daily chore. Then we get instructions of how to solve the cube. The gist of the solution consists of 34 "tricks" (other books call them algorithms or scripts) for moving pieces from certain places to certain other places. When two layers are already in place, the required tricks may consist of up to 20 turns. One does it because one would like to get some insight into how to do it. From this point of view the book offers very little.

Author Patrick Bossert was just thirteen when You Can Do The Cube was originally published and became a worldwide bestseller. He successfully turned his problem-solving skills into a career in management consultancy. Now a father himself, he lives in Surrey and works as a strategy director of a global technology company.

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Thanks to Patrick Bossert's book, I was able to finish the cube and I look forward to getting faster at solving it. The book is very easy to understand and explains the different stages of solving the cube. It was much better to have a book in front of me than to watch a video clip of it as the video clips are much too fast for me. My goal is to solve the cube all by myself. Thank you, Patrick! 0. Report.

Patrick Bossert was just 12 years old when he published the book You Can Do the Cube with the Rubik’s Cube solutions. It sold over . million copies and became the global best-seller of 1981. In this nice video, he tells how a 12 years old child became a best-seller writer. com/watch?v FjrEUdsajPA. I’m sorry for that strange intro. Categories: Rubik's Cube Curiosities Tags: Rubik's Cube History, Rubik's Cube Videos.

Place of Publication. Interesting book, written by a kid. I learned how to solve the cube with this book when I was a young boy in the 80's. Children's General Interest & Leisure. Best-selling in Non-Fiction. See all. Current slide {CURRENT SLIDE} of {TOTAL SLIDES}- Best-selling in Non-Fiction. The World's Worst Teachers by David Williams (2019, Hardback).

Are you going cube-crazy? This easy to follow guide has everything you need to know about the Rubik's cube. From simple step-by-step instructions showing how to complete it, to how the cube was invented, plus lots of other cube challenges to test your skills - it's time to get cubing!

Comments:

Steep
This book was recommended to me by a friend who's a math teacher when I was playing around with a Rubik's cube. I wish I'd known about it years ago!! I don't have the same type of brain as the 13 year old who wrote it, so I'm not sure I'll ever remember how to solve the cube on my own, but it's been fun using the book to do it!
Siratius
Had one as a pre-teen,( sorry I cheat,) made the Cube much more fun-- even shows how to make pretty patterns on the cube without ripping the stickers off & moving them around, hahaha!!!
Bumand
good
HappyLove
sorry but this book was not for me
POFOD
Pretty time consuming to read through this book -- still can't do a Rubik's Cube.
Knights from Bernin
This replaces a book that I lost years ago. It has easy to follow diagrams that allow you to solve the cube easily.
MeGa_NunC
The book starts with an explanation and good pictures of the inside of a 3x3x3 cube. Then we get instructions of how to solve the cube. The gist of the solution consists of 34 "tricks" (other books call them algorithms or scripts) for moving pieces from certain places to certain other places. When two layers are already in place, the required tricks may consist of up to 20 turns. The tricks are described by sequences of clear diagrams, not alphanumeric codes. This makes things easier and also brings the bulk of the book closer to what one expects for the price.

Why only 1 star? If solving a cube were a daily chore, like cooking, the clear recipes in this book would be excellent, but of course solving the cube is not a daily chore. One does it because one would like to get some insight into how to do it. From this point of view the book offers very little.

In addition, one can now get inexpensive or free programs, such as Rubik's Cube by Magmic for iOS, or cube.exe from http://home.kpn.nl/rubik/ for Windows, which give far easier to follow instructions for solving a cube and also have material which gives a certain degree of insight.
One must keep in mind that there are huge differences between people in the ability to visualize configurations and motions in space. I don't know whether an average person could learn to solve a cube in, say, an hour. (The world records are something like 10 seconds, and even more astonishing, less than 2 minutes blindfolded!)

An instance of a simple insight: if one keeps repeating a "trick", one eventually gets back to the the original configuration. Reason: since there are finitely many configurations, sooner or later one must repeat. If a configuration repeats, the one before it must have repeated before it so the first one that repeats must be the first configuration.

The corner pieces are permuted among themselves and so are the edge pieces. It turns out that for many "tricks" the least number of applications which gets the corner pieces back into their original positions differs from the number for the edges. Our simple insight gives ways, admittedly not particularly good ones, to move the edge pieces without moving any corners and to move the corner pieces without moving the edges.
the information is there but is too simplified, and assumes a previous understanding of algorithm. the diagrams are small for the page size.
when this book was written it may have been the only source at the time, now there are many better options for understanding and solving the Rubiks cube.

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