Abstract / Synopsis
This paper describes the n-queens problem on an n by n chessboard. We discuss the possible symmetries of n-queens solutions and show how solutions to this classical chess question can be used to create examples of colorful artwork.
Tricia M. Brown, "Kaleidoscopes, Chessboards, and Symmetry," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 6 Issue 1 (January 2016), pages 110-126. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.201601.08. Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol6/iss1/8