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The random—or orderly—seating of passengers on a bus is used to motivate several questions about cycles of permutations. These in turn motivates the investigation of bijections between special subsets of permutations. The goal, of course, is to give simple explanations of surprising facts.
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Pozdnyakov, V., & Steele, J. (2016). Buses, Bullies, and Bijections. Mathematics Magazine, 89 (3), 167-176. http://dx.doi.org/10.4169/math.mag.89.3.167
Date Posted: 27 November 2017
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