On a problem in shuffling

Noga Alon, Ken Berman, Daniel Kleitman

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Upper and lower bounds are obtained for the number of shuffles necessary to reach the "furthest" two hand deal starting from a given permutation of a deck of cards. The bounds are on the order of (log2n)/2 and loglogn, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-14
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Combinatorial Theory. Series A
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jul 2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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