On the equilibrium of the egyptian game Senet

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Abstract

In this work we compute the probabilities of obtaining the values associated with the throwing of four rods in the Egyptian game Senet. Our purpose is to, among several sets of rules obtained by some historians and archeologists, deduce which ones provide the most balanced game.
In the course of this study it was also possible to infer the most likely format for the rod’s cross section.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecreational Mathematics Colloquium VI - G4G Europe: Book of Abstracts
PublisherLudus
Pages195-212
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventRecreational Mathematics Colloquium VI, RM19 - National Museum of Natural History and Science, Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 26 Jan 201929 Jan 2019

Conference

ConferenceRecreational Mathematics Colloquium VI, RM19
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period26/01/1929/01/19

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