Puri Research Published in Journal

Senior Arjun Puri’s thorough analysis of an ancient board game called Goose has been published in the Spring 2020 issue of UMAP, The Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics and Its Applications. In fact, his article made the cover!
Using probability theory, Markov chains, and the all-important transition matrix (obtained with the help of Owl Ethan Lam ’19), Puri was able to determine average number of moves to finish from any square for one player, and the average length of the game with multiple players.

(Cover art courtesy of UMAP)
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