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 Post subject: Cube Terminology Dictionary Needed
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:57 pm 
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I googled Rubik glossary. The one at Cubefreak had a lot in it, but not what I was looking for. E perm. F perm. Etc. Where is a good place to look up unfamiliar terms that are used in the forums. I know enough to figure that perm stands for permutation and I know what a permutation is in cubing. But what do E and F have to do with it and how did you find out what they mean?

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E and F are letters used to help remember different permutation situations. Look at the fridrich solution for all the perms.

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i don't even use fridrich, but after being on this site for a while i know what they do. you just pick up the vocab after a while on this site


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Here's the link for a list with all of the perms
http://www.ws.binghamton.edu/fridrich/Mike/permute.html

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http://cubefreak.net/glossary.html That's a good glossary.


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Thanks to all and especially to bluepen for the link to fridrich's list. Now it makes a lot more sense. So when someone says he uses a certain sequence to do an E perm, and someone else says they use another sequence, what it means is that there are multiple ways to manipulate the same cubes, and some ways work better for others than the rest. Ah, so in the thread where someone was looking for a better E perm... yeah, now I get it.

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 Post subject: Re: Cube Terminology Dictionary Needed
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:18 pm 
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robertpauljr wrote:
The one at Cubefreak had a lot in it

Bryan wrote:
http://cubefreak.net/glossary.html That's a good glossary.


hehe.


As mentioned, the lettered permutations are just movements of certain cubies which are named so for better recognition.

You may find other names for some of them though. Take the A/U Perms, no one calls them them, but corner/edge 3 cycles. (don't ask me which is which, I don't know which is the A or which is the U)

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 Post subject: Re: Cube Terminology Dictionary Needed
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Pembo wrote:
Take the A/U Perms, no one calls them them, but corner/edge 3 cycles.


I suppose you've never done team blindfold. :wink: It's a lot quicker to say "good A perm!" than "corner 3 cycle, clockwise!"... I call them that in normal discourse, anyway.

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