From:

~~~ Subject:

I'll start with a small correction:

I wrote on Mon, 3 Jul 1995 14:53:00 > Patterns in the Anti-Slice Group > -------------------------------- > > p4 8 flip (Op sides) (R1 L1 U1 D1 F1 B1) ^2 (12) > p10a pons asinorum (L3 R1 U3 D1)^3 (12) > p16a 4 cross order 2 F1 B1 U1 D1 L2 R2 U1 D1 F1 B1 U2 D2 (12) > p17 4 diagonal (F1 B1 R1 L1) ^3 (12) > p18a 4 diagonal,2 cross (F1 B1 R3 L3) ^3 (12) > p22 2 DOT, 2 Stripe R1 L1 U2 D2 R3 L3 (6) > p64a 4 Z F1 B1 L3 R3 F1 B1 L1 R1 F3 B3 L1 R1 (12) > p143 Pinwheels F1 B1 L1 R1 F3 B3 U3 D3 L1 R1 U1 D1 (12) > p175a 6 H order 2 U3 D3 L3 R3 F2 B2 U2 D2 L3 R3 U1 D1 (12) > p198a 2 X, 4 Diag no C L1 R1 F1 B1 L3 R3 F3 B3 L1 R1 F1 B1 (12) > p201 Pinwheels + Pons L1 R1 F3 B3 L1 R1 U3 D3 F1 B1 U3 D3 (12) > > p201 is a quite interesting position.

The reference to p201 is incorrect. It should read:

p175a is a quite interesting position.

^^^^^

The square's group equivalent is no shorter in q turns:

p175 6 H order 2 type 2 U2 B2 L2 U2 D2 L2 F2 U2 (8) Note that p201 = |{m'Xm}|=2 and |Symm(X)|=24.

Someone also edited my original entry and changed all the T's to U's

which is more consistent and standard.

In addition.....

Dan Hoey wrote on Fri, 28 Oct 94 11:38:15 EDT

> But there's another reason. Remember the annoying feature that the

> color assignments to faces were never standardized? The first cube I

> bought had red opposite yellow, blue opposite white, and orange

> opposite green (I think). Even though in later days most cubes are

> manufactured with opposite faces ``differing by yellow''--red opposite

> orange, blue opposite green, and yellow opposite white--there does not

> seem to be a standard for the handedness of the coloring. This has

> long been a problem on cube-lovers, where everyone .......

There was a standard in the cube contests.

The original Ideal colour arrangement was the tournament standard in

the U.S. and Canada.

Top=White, Down=Blue, Left=Red, Right=Orange, Front=Yellow, Back=Green

-> Mark <-