How to play a Rubik’s Cube like a piano?

Mathematics explains the workings of the universe, from particle physics to engineering and economics. Math is even closely related to music, and their common ground has something to do with a Rubik's Cube puzzle. Michael Staff explains how group theory can teach us to play a Rubik’s Cube like a piano.

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Educator: Michael Staff
Creative direction: Shixie
Animation: Shixie, Anton Trofimov
Composer: Stephen LaRosa
Narrator: Addison Anderson
TED Ed producers: Gerta Xhelo