This will be a talk for the CSI Math Club on October 31, 2013 at 2:30 pm in room 1S-107.
Abstract Come and learn how to play and win the game of Nim! The game has two players, faced with several small piles of blocks. Each player, on their turn, can remove one or more blocks from one pile, but only one pile. (Removing a whole pile is fine.) The player who removes the last block wins. This simple-to-describe game is maddening for those who don’t know the secret mathematical winning strategy. Come and learn the mathematical secret that will allow you to win every time against someone who doesn’t know it.