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Magical Mathematics : The Mathematical Ideas That Animate Great Magic Tricks
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The mathematics behind some of the world's most amazing card tricks

Magical Mathematics reveals the secrets of 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.

Diaconis and Graham tell the stories--and reveal the best tricks--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 trick--and much more.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780691151649
  • ISBN-10: 0691151644
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publish Date: October 2011
  • Dimensions: 9.65 x 8.71 x 0.81 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Page Count: 264