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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Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. If you like math and magic, this is for you. Ron Graham is professor of mathematics and computer science at the University of California, San Diego, and a professional juggler. Ron Graham is professor of mathematics and computer science at the University of California, San Diego, and a former professional juggler. Mar 04, Travis rated it it was ok. For me, the payoff is the math itself.
They are asked to do a simple thing everyone with a red card stands upand the magician then tells each of them which card they are holding. Both authors are accomplished mathematicians and magicians, and many of the tricks in the book are claimed inventions.
And while exposing magic secrets in a book intended for the general public may raise hackles among some old-guard magicians, exploring the math behind these tricks will, in truth, only deepen the mystery. I expect I will continue to dip into the book over the coming weeks concentrating on understanding the not-really-difficult-but-complicated parts a bit at a time.
But they set out to write a book! Each card trick i 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. 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. Buy the selected items together This item: Diaconis and Graham are mathematicians as well as skilled performers with decades of professional experience between them.
I definitely will mention this book to anyone who asks, “Have you seen any interesting books lately? As the famous magician Ricky Jay says in his back cover blurb, it is, “A remarkably appealing concoction of conjuring, invention, education, science, homage, and memoir. I recommend enjoying the book for what it is; and there is enough variety for some parts of the book to appeal to everyone. 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.
Customers who viewed this item also viewed. It’s clear that what makes many magic tricks is the showmanship of the magician. Hopefully, the reader will be so inspired by the beauty of the subject, that she’ll see it as motivation to learn more mathematics! And the Return of Dr Matrix Spectrum. The book is “ok” both from content and from the explanations, there is a nice mix of anecdotes and history of mathematical magic. Stay ahead with the world’s most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.
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 set. Preview — Magical Mathematics by Persi Diaconis. Up to this time, all the tricks were done “in the air” by talking them through rather than performing them.
Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The book doesn’t just tell you how to fool and impress your friends with parlour tricks, it explains why these tricks work, so that you can go on to devise your own–in fact, the authors challenge you to do just that. Magical Mathematics is a huge contribution both to magic and mathematics. I am also looking at some videos on the net that demonstrate some of the tricks discussed in this book.
Magical Mathematics: The Mathematical Ideas That Animate Great Magic Tricks by Persi Diaconis
Magic is a strange topic – for me, certainly, it has a fascination. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more. Actually, pretty much the same mathemaitcs the magic. While I enjoy purely recreational math puzzles that have no practical application I also love it when I discover challenges that are interesting and relevant. 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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Magical Mathematics: The Mathematical Ideas That Animate Great Magic Tricks
However it rapidly turns into a mathematical jumble of numbers that only a mathematician would appreciate or understand. Lovers of recreational mathematics, and especially fans of the late Martin Gardner, who contributed the foreword, will find many pleasures in Mathe,atics Mathematics.
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. Other card tricks link to the mathematical secrets of combinatorics, graph theory, number theory, topology, the Riemann hypothesis, and even Fermat’s last theorem. The tricks were not so impressive mathemqtics the maths was obscure, hard to follow and, frankly, more than a little dull.
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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. To see what your jathematics thought of this book, please sign up. It tells of a number of mathematical principles or results by introducing them with a magic trick, explaining how it works, expanding on the explanation to a more general form, and showing how other tricks can be built based off that generalization.