Magical Mathematics

Magical Mathematics

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Magical Mathematics reveals the secrets of fun-to-perform card tricksa€”and the profound mathematical ideas behind thema€”that will astound even the most accomplished magician. Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham provide easy, step-by-step instructions for each trick, explaining how to set up the effect and offering tips on what to say and do while performing it. Each card trick introduces a new mathematical idea, and varying the tricks in turn takes readers to the very threshold of todaya€™s mathematical knowledge. Diaconis and Graham tell the storiesa€”and reveal the best tricksa€”of the eccentric and brilliant inventors of mathematical magic. The book exposes old gambling secrets through the mathematics of shuffling cards, explains the classic street-gambling scam of three-card Monte, traces the history of mathematical magic back to the oldest mathematical tricka€”and much more.This book is destined to be a classic on the subject.aquot;--Arthur Benjamin, coauthor of aquot;Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagiciana#39;s Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricksaquot; aquot;This is a wonderful book, unique and engaging.

Title:Magical Mathematics
Author:Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham, Ronald L. Graham
Publisher:Princeton University Press - 2011-10-23


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