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Magical Mathematics - 9780691169774

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  • Product code: APKRN
  • ISBN: 9780691169774
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 24.3cm x 21.6cm
  • Pages: 264
  • Publish date: 13/10/2015

Magical Mathematics (Paperback)

Magical Mathematics - 9780691169774

Persi Diaconis


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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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Product Details

  • Product code: APKRN
  • ISBN: 9780691169774
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 24.3cm x 21.6cm
  • Pages: 264
  • Publish date: 13/10/2015

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