NEW MAGIC SQUARES WHEEL METHOD - SPOKE SHIFT

Part T2

Picture of a wheel

How to Spoke Shift 9x9 Magic Squares

A magic square is an arrangement of numbers 1,2,3,... n2 where every row, column and diagonal add up to the same magic sum S and n is also the order of the square. A magic square having all pairs of cells diametrically equidistant from the center of the square and equal to the sum of the first and last terms of the series n2 + 1 is also called associated or symmetric. In addition, the center of this type of square must always contain the middle number of the series, i.e., ½(n2 + 1).

This site introduces a new methods used for the construction of border wheel type squares except that the initial spoke parts are added in a somewhat different manner than in the original wheel method. The method consists of forming an internal 3x3 magic square, then generating all subsequent border magic squares. as was done in the original method. The difference between this type of square and the original is that the numbers (and complements) are added consecutively, starting from 1, at the center top cell. Subsequent numbers are added to each of the diagonals and the center row. The left diagonal of the internal 3x4 square, however, deviates from this arrangement where the three numbers on this diagonal are ½(n2 − 1), ½(n2 + 1), ½(n2 + 3).


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
 
81 80 79 78 77 76 75 74 73 72 71 70 69 68 67 66 65 64 63 62
 
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 3132 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
41
61 60 59 58 57 56 55 54 53 52 51 50 49 48 47 46 45 44 43 42

In addition, the symbol Δ which has been used to specify a number added to or subtracted from the constants a, b or c in the first internal 3x3 magic square will always equal 1.

Furthermore, a new symbol δ specifies the difference between entries on the diagonals and center row and column where δ = 4 in all our cases except for the left diagonal of the internal 3x3 square (as shown below):

3x3 template
c+Δ a b+Δ
a+2Δ b c
b-Δ c+2Δ a+Δ

To avoid what I call spaghetti type connections between paired non-spoke numbers, a coded system ( which I call "coded connectivity" as opposedto lined connectivity) employs a number and superscript where the number gives the difference between two paired numbers and the superscript shows which two numbers are paired together. For example, 111 says that this number is added to a second complementary number 111 separated by a distance of 11. From the complementary table above 1 + 71 is such an example. While, 7a means that this number is added to a non-complementary number 7a both which are 7 units apart. In addition, if we look at the complementary table above 21 corresponds to the sum of 1 + 80, while 2-1 to the sum of 2 + 81. When either of the two sums is required,the ( ) or the (-) shows which one is being used.

A 9x9 Transposed Magic Square Using the Diagonals {80,76,72,68,41,14,19,6,2} and {28,32,36,40,41,42,46,50,54}

  1. Add one to the first row center of a 9x9 square, 2 to the rightmost bottom cell and 3 to the center of the first column. Repeat (i.e. spiraling towards the center) up to the number 15, followed by their complementary numbers (Square A1).
  2. Add the numbers 40 and 42 to the empty two internal cells. This generates a 3x3 internal magic square (Square 2).
  3. Sum up the empty 1st row, the empty 9th; the 2nd, the 8th; the 3rd and the 7th rows. Do the same for the columns (green cells). The values are in the tenth column and are equal to the multiplied values in the eleventh column. That is including both colums and rows, there should be six, four and two sums all of which add up to 78.
  4. Fill in the internal 5x5 square (green cells) with numbers generated using the new coding method (Square 3). For example 18 is added to 60 and 19 to 59, followed by their complements, using numeric superscripts.
  5. Fill in similarly the internal 7x7 square (color cells) (Square 4). For example, 20 is added to 58 and 25 to 53 in the row. While in the column 26 is added to 52 and 27 to 51 followed by their complements, using numeric superscripts.
  6. Finally fill in the external 9x9 square (color cells) (Square 5). For example, 4 is added to 74, 12 to 66 and 17 to 61 in the row. While in the columns 33 is added to 45, 34 to 44 and 35 to 43 followed by their complements, using numeric superscripts.
  7. Below is the coded connections to this square where the colored "spoke" cells are not included in the coding:
  8. 4 ... 8 ... 12 ... 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
    41
    78 ... 74 ... 70 ... 66 65 64 63 62 61 60 59 58 57 56 55 54 53 52 51 50 49 48 47 46 45 44 43 42
    51 ... 51... 52 ... 52 53 54 55 56 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 57 58 59 510 511 512 510 511 512
  9. Figure A shows how the connectivity would look using spaghetti lines for portion of the complementary table, not including the complements which are also part of the connections. These can get very messy!
  10. Picture of square connections
    Figure A
  11. Square A6 shows the 4 border squares in "border format".
  12. The complement table below also shows how the color pairs are layed out (for comparison with Square A5).
A1
80 1 54
  76 5 50
  72 9 46
  68 13 42
37 11 15 41 67 717579
40 69 14
  36 73 10
 32 77 6
28 81 2
A2 (Δ=1,δ=4)
80 1 54234 78x3
  76 5 50 15678x2
  72 9 46 78
  68 13 42
37 11 15 41 67 717579
40 69 14
  36 73 10 11086
 32 77 6 17286x2
20 81 225886x3
25817286 78156234
A3
80 1 54
  76 5 50
7218 9 60 46
63 68 13 42 19
37 11 15 41 67 717579
2340 69 14 59
36 64 73 22 10
 32 77 6
28 81 2
A4
80 1 54
76 20 25 553 58 50
567218 9 60 46 26
5563 68 13 42 19 27
37 11 15 41 67 717579
312340 69 14 5951
3036 64 73 22 10 52
32 62 57 77 2924 6
28 81 2
A5
80 4 1217 1 6166 74 54
49 76 20 25 553 58 50 33
4856 7218 9 60 46 26 34
4755 63 68 13 42 19 2735
37 11 15 41 67 717579
393123 40 69 14 59 5143
3830 36 64 73 22 10 5244
3732 62 57 77 2924 6 45
28 78 7065 81 2116 8 2
A6
80 4 1217 1 6166 74 54
49 76 2025 553 58 50 33
4856 7218 9 60 46 26 34
475563 68 13 42 19 2735
37 11 15 41 67 717579
393123 40 69 14 595143
383036 64 73 22 10 5244
3732 62 57 77 2924 6 45
28 78 7065 81 21 16 8 2
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
 
81 80 79 78 77 76 75 74 73 72 71 70 69 68 67 66 65 64 63 62 61 60 59 58 57 56
 
27 28 29 30 3132 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
41
55 54 53 52 51 50 49 48 47 46 45 44 43 42

This completes Part T2 of a 9x9 Magic Square Wheel Spoke Shift method. To go to Part T3 of an 11x11 square.
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