# Magic square and cube research and resources

Resources from research into magic squares and cubes undertaken while constructing cubeLife include:

- magic cube and square error and validation checkers (to follow);
- a simple formula for the number of unique positions in a magic square matrix
- A history of magic squares (in progress)

Earlier resourcesâ€”Java applets are no longer supported in web browswers:

- cubeExplorer, an applet for viewing individual magic cubes in 3D.
- an earlier applet for viewing individual magic cubes.

## 8 symmetrical order 4 squares: magic line animations

**Left:** 8 symmetrical order 4 magic lines.

**Right:** the same magic lines superimposed.