Definition: A series of moves of a chess knight that visits all squares on the board exactly once.
See also Hamiltonian cycle.
Note: The associated problem is to find such a series of moves. The problem can be generalized to an n × m rectangular chess board. Solutions may be found using backtracking.
Dan Thomasson's Knight's Tour page, with application to prime numbers, tour on a cube's face, etc.
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Entry modified 6 June 2005.
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Paul E. Black, "knight's tour", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 6 June 2005. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/knightstour.html