Robert J. Swartz

robert@mathapplets.net

I am a mathematician and computer
programmer from Chicago. I have a BA in
Mathematics from Northeastern Illinois University,

and I am also Sun Certified. Since 2000, I've been
working on the Towers of Hanoi; I programmed the
multipeg version in Java.

The multipeg version involves 4 or more pegs, as opposed
to the usual 3. These pegs are enumerated as
follows: the initial peg,

the final peg, and 2 or more auxiliary pegs. My
algorithm for solving this puzzle is recursive and
dynamic. The puzzle software

can be found at the following link: Multipeg
Towers of Hanoi. The format of the software
is Java Archive (JAR); these can be

run by saving to your computer and double clicking on
them. Batch files can be used for error checking
(see index).

The original version of my Towers of Hanoi software won fifth
prize in the Quest
for Java Contest.

Here are some images of the software window (see
index).

Also, one can find links to other software projects I worked
on: Programs