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The $n$-queens problem

  title={The \$n\$-queens problem},
  author={Candida Bowtell and Peter Keevash},
The famous $n$-queens problem asks how many ways there are to place $n$ queens on an $n \times n$ chessboard so that no two queens can attack one another. The toroidal $n$-queens problem asks the same question where the board is considered on the surface of the torus and was asked by P\'{o}lya in 1918. Let $Q(n)$ denote the number of $n$-queens configurations on the classical board and $T(n)$ the number of toroidal $n$-queens configurations. P\'{o}lya showed that $T(n)>0$ if and only if $n… 

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