Can you place eight queens on a chessboard so no two queens threaten each other? Is this even possible? Prof. Devadas explains how to write a computer program to quickly and definitively answer this question.
- Do one or more of the exercises in the Keep Those Queens Apart puzzle.
Programming Constructs and Algorithmic Paradigms Covered in this Puzzle
- Two-dimensional lists
- While loops
- Continue statements and argument defaults in procedures
- Exhaustive search via iteration
- Conflict detection