A Beautiful Mind

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Jeff Ford
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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.
 

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Sorry, I've never seen the movie, but someone told me I needed to watch it!
 
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Smurf
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I want to know what the math problem in Good will hunting that the main character solves is.
 
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zanazzi78
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Smurf said:
I want to know what the math problem in Good will hunting that the main character solves is.
Find
1) the adjacency matrix A
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
 
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Smurf
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Okay you're going to have to explain that in (just a few) more words...
 
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zanazzi78
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I`d 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 don`t know how to solve it:confused:
try this for some more info
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/AdjacencyMatrix.html

oh and it is solvable the film got it wrong.
 
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