MAGICAL MATHEMATICS DIACONIS PDF

Many of our ebooks are available through library electronic resources including these platforms:. 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. Diaconis and Graham tell the stories—and reveal the best tricks—of the eccentric and brilliant inventors of mathematical magic. This is quite simply the most brilliant book ever written on this mind-blowing, highly secretive field. Diaconis and Graham trace the fascinating relationship between mathematics and magic, which goes back at least eight hundred years.

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Many of our ebooks are available through library electronic resources including these platforms:. 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.

Diaconis and Graham tell the stories—and reveal the best tricks—of the eccentric and brilliant inventors of mathematical magic. This is quite simply the most brilliant book ever written on this mind-blowing, highly secretive field. Diaconis and Graham trace the fascinating relationship between mathematics and magic, which goes back at least eight hundred years. Nothing like this has been published before. Magical Mathematics is a huge contribution both to magic and mathematics.

Diaconis and Graham are both first-rate mathematicians and performers, and offer insights and ideas that could not have been expressed by anyone else.

This book is destined to be a classic on the subject. Diaconis and Graham manage to convey the awe and marvels of mathematics, and of magic tricks, especially those that depend fundamentally on mathematical ideas. They range over many delicious topics, giving us an enchanting personal view of the history and practice of magic, of mathematics, and of the fascinating connection between the two cultures. Magical Mathematics will have an utterly devoted readership.

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.

Neale, magician. Illus: color illus. Overview Author s Reviews 6. Persi Diaconis is professor of mathematics and statistics at Stanford University, and a former professional magician. Ron Graham is professor of mathematics and computer science at the University of California, San Diego, and a former professional juggler.

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Magical Mathematics: The Mathematical Ideas that Animate Great Magic Tricks

The Basic Library List Committee suggests that undergraduate mathematics libraries consider this book for acquisition. If you wanted to find a perfect book on magic and mathematics, you might look for something written by Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham. The only thing more you might ask would be a preface by the late Martin Gardner. As the title suggests, Magical Mathematics is indeed a book about magic and mathematics.

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Magical Mathematics: The Mathematical Ideas That Animate Great Magic 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. Persi Diaconis , Ron Graham.

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