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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Magical Mathematics will have an utterly devoted readership. 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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Classic Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Problems. You might not understand it all, but you will enjoy reading it, and you’ll have a few parlor tricks for your next party.
There’s graph theory and combinatorics and coding theory in abundance. Diaconis and Graham are mathematicians as well as skilled performers with decades of professional experience between them. 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.
However it rapidly turns into a mathematical jumble of numbers that only a mathematician would appreciate or understand. Erik rated it really liked it May 20, Magical Mathematics covers the mathematics of juggling and shows how the I Ching connects to the history of probability and magic tricks both old and new. Each card trick introduces a new mathematical idea, and varying the magifal in turn takes readers to the very threshold of today’s mathematical knowledge.
Up to this time, all the tricks were done “in the air” by talking them through rather than performing them. Tom Verhoeff rated it it was amazing Aug 15, Diaconis and Graham manage to convey the awe and marvels of mathematics, and of magic tricks, especially those that depend fundamentally on mathematical ideas.
Mathematicians Persi Diaconis–also a card magician–and Ron Graham–also a juggler–unveil the connections between magic and math in this well-illustrated volume. Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham provide easy, step-by-step instructions for each trick, explaining how to set up the effect and mavical tips on what to say and do while performing it. Of course there’s no gain without pain, and in the case of this trick, though there is no dexterity required, you do have to remember or otherwise access quite a lot of information.
However, when you look at some of these tricks in terms of the effect, they are very impressive. Lovers marhematics recreational mathematics, and especially fans of the late Martin Gardner, who contributed the foreword, will find many pleasures in Magical Mathematics.
Other sections of the book proved less interesting. Not enough detail on the math and I don’t think that it was just because I wanted more proof and stuffthere really just wasn’t enough description of the math to make sense of what they were talking about.
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In the first chapters they still make an effort to explain the math and even give some proofs of the easier results, bu Magic tricks are algorithms at least the mathematical onesand so this is a book about algorithm engineering; the math s involved is the same you would find in any book on algorithms – combinatorics, a bit of permutation group theory and some graph theory.
Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham provide easy, step-by-step instructions for each trick, explaining how to set up the magkcal and offering tips on what to say and do while performing it.
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The book is packed with fantastic card tricks that will surely dazzle friends and family with enough practicebut goes beyond this by explaining the beautiful often deep mathematics behind the tricks. Nov 21, Brian Clegg rated it liked it. As soon as the package is dispatched you’ll receive a link to track it on this page.
The book begins with a simple 4 card trick. Magical Mathematics is a huge contribution both to magic and mathematics.
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