Q-Puzzle

This is a mathematical jigsaw puzzle! You have a photo cut into q×q pieces, where q is a power of a prime p. Therefore it represents the vector plane over the finite field Fq with q elements.

These q×q pieces will be presented to you in disorder, result of a (hidden) affine transformation of the plane. And your goal is to recover the image by finding the inverse affine transformation. You have the right to multiple tries in order to do it.

Recall that an affine transformation is a linear transformation followed by a translation. All are operations over Fq.

You may play this game even without understanding the mathematics behind. In this case don't go further than q=5; the game risks to be very frustrating. We also recommend another online jigsaw Shifting puzzle which requires much less mathematical background.


Choose: q = (Bigger q usually means more difficult puzzle.)
Photo =    


Cette page n'est pas dans son apparence habituelle parce que WIMS n'a pas pu reconnaître votre navigateur de web.

Pour accéder aux services de WIMS, vous avez besoin d'un navigateur qui connait les formes. Afin de tester le navigateur que vous utilisez, veuillez taper le mot wims ici : puis appuyez sur ``Entrer''.

Veuillez noter que les pages WIMS sont générées interactivement; elles ne sont pas des fichiers HTML ordinaires. Elles doivent être utilisées interactivement EN LIGNE. Il est inutile pour vous de les ramasser par un programme robot.

Description: puzzle basé sur transformation affine sur un corps fini. This is the main site of WIMS (WWW Interactive Multipurpose Server): interactive exercises, online calculators and plotters, mathematical recreation and games

Keywords: wims, mathematics, mathematical, math, maths, interactive mathematics, interactive math, interactive maths, mathematic, online, calculator, graphing, exercise, exercice, puzzle, calculus, K-12, algebra, mathématique, interactive, interactive mathematics, interactive mathematical, interactive math, interactive maths, mathematical education, enseignement mathématique, mathematics teaching, teaching mathematics, algebra, geometry, calculus, function, curve, surface, graphing, virtual class, virtual classes, virtual classroom, virtual classrooms, interactive documents, interactive document, algebra, geometrie affine, finite field, affine transformation, vector space, jigsaw, jigsaw puzzle