The Seven Hat Problem and Error Correcting Codes
Presenter: Steve Blumsack
Published: April 2009
Age: 14-19 and upwards
Views: 728 views
The power of mathematical notation and reasoning is exploited to relate a famous recreational mathematics problem (hat problem) with an important method for sending and receiving messages that have a small percentage of errors (Hamming codes). The primary tool that is used is the Venn diagram.