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: The Mathematical Ideas That Animate Great Magic Tricks by Persi Diaconis

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. However it rapidly turns into a mathematical jumble of numbers that only a mathematician would appreciate or understand. Formas de pagamento aceitas: Interested in Magical Mathematics?

But overall the book and I’ve no idea why it’s in a near-coffee table format didn’t really work for me. Paradoxes to Puzzle and Delight.

For me, the payoff is the math itself. Please try again later.

Here’s hoping they succeed with you as they have with me! Magicql of the customer reviews are down on this book because it is not what they want the book to be. Jan 08, Dana Kraft rated it it was ok Shelves: Add to wishlist Ask question. Magic shop we’re proud to produce great magic books, tricks, downloads and DVDs.


Magical Mathematics: The Mathematical Ideas That Animate Great Magic Tricks

I’m not a performer, but I can readily see how much impact these tricks would be if performed by someone who put in the requisite doaconis. Other card tricks link to the mathematical secrets of combinatorics, graph theory, number theory, topology, the Riemann hypothesis, and even Fermat’s last theorem. Magical Mathematics will magicao an utterly devoted readership. English Choose a language for shopping. Though an engineer and a math-o-phile I had to work more than expected on some of the concepts with which I was unfamiliar.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Along the way, the authors give excellent advice on how often to rehearse the tricks before performing as well as entertaining tips to make for a more engaging performance. Other sections of the book proved less interesting.

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When I was at school I briefly flirted with the school’s magical society, but in the end I hadn’t the patience to practice the tricks over and over again until they were slick enough to be worth watching.

Way, way over my head! He answered, ‘This may sound strange but I don’t have a real deck of cards in the house – haven’t had one for four or five years. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Open Preview See a Problem? The magic tricks described are real and can be done by anyone – once revealed. It instantly seduces the reader with goodies new and old, and is just as perfect for long-term study.


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I’ll never try to perform a magic trick or study heavy math, but I do like puzzles and games; and this book is plenty interesting enough in the puzzles-and-games dimension. In fact, the authors’ unapologetic goal with this text is to corrupt youngsters of all ages into pursuing mathematics in much the same way that the authors themselves were seduced by the subject.

While most other UK mahematics shops hide what happens behind the scenes, we want you to know exactly how things work. You mail an ordinary pack of cards to anyone, requesting him to shuffle and select a card.

I really grazed this book, rather than intently reading it. Magifal didn’t really get the first explanation and it was only because there’s a second chapter dedicated to the applications that I grasped what was going on.