What Do You Know About The Homicidal Chauffeur Problem?

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What Do You Know About The Homicidal Chauffeur Problem?

In the category of Pursuit-evasion problems is the homicidal chauffeur problem, which puts a theoretical runner in opposition to a theoretical driver trying to race him down while they both never get tire. The slow-moving runner is very mobile while the fast driver is directly opposite. The problem is technical but straightforward; how would either one win in his respective pursuit?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which category does the game belong to? 
    • A. 

      Differential game

    • B. 

      Integral game

    • C. 

      Time-factor game

    • D. 

      Numerical game

  • 2. 
    In which time range is the game played? 
    • A. 

      Constant time

    • B. 

      Continuous time

    • C. 

      Random time

    • D. 

      Slow motion

  • 3. 
    Who proposed the puzzle? 
    • A. 

      Rufus Isaacs

    • B. 

      Thomas Andrew

    • C. 

      Peter Drury

    • D. 

      Matt Robertson

  • 4. 
    Which year was the puzzle proposed? 
    • A. 

      1950

    • B. 

      1951

    • C. 

      1952

    • D. 

      1953

  • 5. 
    The game involves which sets of people?
    • A. 

      A driver and a pedestrian

    • B. 

      Two drivers trying to overrun each other

    • C. 

      A driver trying to maneuver around

    • D. 

      Two runners trying to catch a vehicle

  • 6. 
    Which unclassified proxy is the puzzle used for? 
    • A. 

      Government policies

    • B. 

      Academic research

    • C. 

      Missile defence

    • D. 

      Domestic attack

  • 7. 
    Which corporation was the puzzle first developed for?
    • A. 

      AND Corporation

    • B. 

      RAND Corporation

    • C. 

      OR Corporation

    • D. 

      M-Academic Institution

  • 8. 
    What does "w" represent in the puzzle? 
    • A. 

      Speed of the runner

    • B. 

      Magnitude of the linear velocity

    • C. 

      Distance between two runners

    • D. 

      Width of the road

  • 9. 
    What does "R" represent in the puzzle? 
    • A. 

      Maximal radius of the turn

    • B. 

      Minimal radius of the turn

    • C. 

      Precise radius of the turn

    • D. 

      Rotational angle

  • 10. 
    How do you think "u" should be represented?
    • A. 

      |u| ≤ 1

    • B. 

      U < 1

    • C. 

      U > 1

    • D. 

      U = 1