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10 Mar combinatorial explosion

When numbers increase exponentially, a small exponent can produce astronomical results. A classic story tells of an emperor who promised the peasant who rescued his daughter anything he wished. The peasant asked for a checkerboard with a penny on the first square, two on the next, and doubling amounts for each successive square. The naive emperor thought that was a reasonable, though unusual request, until…
Keywords: chaos
References: algorithms

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