# A Beautiful Mind

1. Oct 12, 2005

### Jeff Ford

I know, I'm years behind the rest of the world, but I just saw this for the first time. I've been wondering what the problem is he writes on the board that Jennifer Connelly tries to solve.

2. Oct 12, 2005

### Leah

Sorry, I've never seen the movie, but someone told me I needed to watch it!

3. Oct 12, 2005

### Smurf

I want to know what the math problem in Good will hunting that the main character solves is.

4. Oct 12, 2005

### zanazzi78

Find
2) the matrix giving the number of three step walks
3) the generation function for walks from i -> j
4) the generation function for walks from 1 -> 3

Last edited: Dec 24, 2005
5. Oct 12, 2005

### Smurf

Okay you're going to have to explain that in (just a few) more words....

6. Oct 12, 2005

### zanazzi78

Id like to be able to help but my maths knowledge is very poor!:grumpy:
I know what the question is, as i asked myself the same question you did? but i dont know how to solve it