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MacGregor, James N. – Journal of Problem Solving, 2017
The article reports three experiments designed to explore heuristics used in comparing the lengths of completed Euclidean Traveling Salesman Problem (E-TSP) tours. The experiments used paired comparisons in which participants judged which of two completed tours of the same point set was shorter. The first experiment manipulated two factors, the…
Descriptors: College Students, Heuristics, Problem Solving, Mathematical Applications