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Magical Mathematics: The Mathematical Ideas That Animate Great Magic Tricks

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ISBN-10: 0691169772

ISBN-13: 9780691169774

Edition: 2015

Authors: Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

List price: $16.95
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"Magical Mathematics" reveals the secrets of amazing, fun-to-perform card tricks--and the profound mathematical ideas behind them--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 today's mathematical knowledge. For example, the Gilbreath Principle--a fantastic effect where the cards remain in control despite being shuffled--is found to share an intimate connection with the Mandelbrot…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 8.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Persi Diaconis is professor of mathematics and statistics at Stanford University and a professional magician. Ron Graham is professor of mathematics and computer science at the University of California, San Diego, and a professional juggler.