The Search for Simple Symmetric Venn Diagrams
Frank Ruskey,
Department of Computer Science,
University of Victoria, Canada.
Carla Savage,
Department of Computer Science,
North Carolina State University, USA.
Stan Wagon,
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science,
Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Abstract:
There was no formal abstract for this paper.

Appears in Notices of the American Mathematical Society,
December 2006, pages 13041311.

Here
is a link to the article on the AMS site.

The cover (pdf)

About the cover (pdf)

ERROR: The is a problem with the way that Figure 5 is drawn.
The final result is a Venn diagram with the required properties,
but the curve colouring is inconsistent with the bit patterns.
In Figure 5b on the rightmost inner circle, the colors should be
redblackgold toptobottom (instead of goldredblack as they
are now). Then this color change needs to be carried out consistently
in Figures 5c, 5d and 6b. Below are the corrected figures:
 In case you have trouble downloading the article from the
AMS site: feawagon.pdf.

For more on Venn diagrams, check out the Survey
of Venn Diagrams, Dynamic Survey #5 at the
Electronic Journal of Combinatorics.

Selected citations:

Stan Wagon and Peter Webb,
Venn symmetry and prime numbers: a seductive proof revisited,
American Mathematical Monthly,
Vol. 115, No. 7 (Aug.  Sep., 2008), pp. 645648.

Patricia Hersh and Anne Schilling,
Symmetric chain decomposition for cyclic quotients of Boolean algebras and relation to cyclic crystals,
International Mathematics Research Notices (IMRN),
Volume 2013, Issue 2, pp. 463473.

Timothy T. Eaton, Sciencebased decisionmaking on complex issues:
Marcellus shale gas hydrofracking and New York City water supply,
Science of The Total Environment,
Volumes 461462, 1 September 2013, Pages 158169.

Parmar, V., Di Rocco, D., Sopouch, M., and Albertini, P.,
MultiPhysics Simulation Model for Noise and Vibration Effects in
Hybrid Vehicle Powertrain, SAE Technical Paper 2014012093, 2014,
doi:10.4271/2014012093.
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