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Magical Mathematics reveals the secrets of fun-to-perform card tricks—and the profound mathematical ideas behind Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham provide. Compre o livro Magical Mathematics – The Mathematical Ideas That Animate Great Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham provide easy, step-by-step instructions for. Magical Mathematics reveals the secrets of amazing, fun-to-perform card tricks– and the profound mathematical ideas behind them–that will astound even the.

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Most of the chapters were good tricks and generally understandable math.

magocal If you like math you’ll enjoy this book. Apr 02, Woflmao rated it liked it Shelves: Many of these tricks employ sophisticated mathematics using Combinatorics, Group Theory, Graph Theory and more. Magical Mathematics 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 thirteenth century and the oldest mathematical trick–and much more.

It isn’t though, for the faint of heart or the casual reader by any stretch of the fiaconis.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. It starts off with lots of card tricks. Diaconis and Graham are both first-rate mathematicians and performers, and offer insights and ideas that could not have been expressed by anyone else.

It instantly seduces the reader with goodies new and old, and is just as perfect for long-term study. There are also surprises for those well familiar with the magical realm. 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.

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Not written in such a dumbed down level as to bore you, but also doesn’t overly write the tricks so they are hard to understand.

Magical Mathematics [Book]

Leia mais Leia menos. Magical Mathematics is a huge contribution both to magic and mathematics. Some interesting biographies at the end of magicians of the 20th century who used math for some of their tricks. Some of the customer reviews are down on this book because it is not what they want the book to be. Comece a amgical Magical Mathematics no seu Kindle em menos de um minuto.

Magical Mathematics: The Mathematical Ideas That Animate Great Magic Tricks

We don’t stock every magic trick released, but instead hand pick the best! Princeton University Press Amazon. They range over many delicious topics, giving us an enchanting personal view of dlaconis history and practice of magic, of mathematics, and of the fascinating connection between the two cultures.

The authors then explain what mathematical concepts mostly involving combinations and permutations are at the heart of the ,athematics, and then generalize the principle involved into a truly impressive, more elaborate card trick. You might not understand it all, but you will enjoy reading it, and you’ll have a few parlor tricks for your next party. Nothing like this has been published before. Fortunately, the authors are adept magial explaining these complicated concepts in a clear fashion, but the novice reader may have some trouble following some of the proofs.

And, personally, I like the book’s memoir both of the authors have marhematics fascinating lives and homage the author’s describe a nice, if not comprehensive, selection of interesting people they venerate. Diaconis and Graham trace the fascinating relationship between mathematics and magic, which goes back at least eight hundred years.

Showing of 33 reviews. I definitely will mention this book to anyone who asks, “Have you seen any interesting books lately? Hopefully, the reader will be so inspired by the beauty of the subject, that she’ll see it as motivation to learn more mathematics! Even so it’s a great trick, and the maths behind it, on de Bruijn sequences don’t ask is also really interesting, including some real world applications of the mathematical structure that’s used.

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Ron Graham is professor of mathematics and computer science at the University of California, San Diego, and a mathematicz juggler. Here’s hoping they succeed with you as they have with me! Magical Mathematics exposes dixconis 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 thirteenth century and the oldest mathematical trick–and much more.

After that, mmagical back to math to see exactly how and why the magic works. MA rated it did not like it Jan 09, Jan 30, Yared added it. Diaconis and Graham manage to convey the awe and marvels of mathematics, and of magic tricks, especially those that depend fundamentally on mathematical ideas.

All in all, I enjoyed this, and it had some mind stretching thinking, with some pretty cool results. By return mail, you name the card he selected. As soon as the package is dispatched you’ll receive a link to track it on this page. Paradoxes to Puzzle and Delight. They have to do better than that!

Buy the selected items together This item: I’m a huge math geek, but was mostly lost reading the mathematical explanations.