Magical Mathematics: The Mathematical Ideas That Animate Great Magic Tricks

Magical Mathematics: The Mathematical Ideas That Animate Great Magic Tricks

Persi Diaconis


Magical Mathematics unearths the secrets and techniques of fun-to-perform card tricks--and the profound mathematical rules at the back of them--that will astound even the main entire magician. Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham offer effortless, step by step directions for every trick, explaining the right way to manage the impression and providing tips about what to assert and do whereas acting it. each one card trick introduces a brand new mathematical suggestion, and ranging the tips in flip takes readers to the very threshold of modern-day mathematical wisdom.

Diaconis and Graham inform the stories--and display the simplest tricks--of the eccentric and marvelous inventors of mathematical magic. The booklet exposes outdated playing secrets and techniques throughout the arithmetic of shuffling playing cards, explains the vintage street-gambling rip-off of three-card Monte, lines the historical past of mathematical magic again to the oldest mathematical trick--and a lot more.

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