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