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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But many more are credited to other magicians, usually with a mention of where it was first published. Hopefully, the reader will be so inspired by the beauty of the subject, that she’ll see it as motivation to learn more mathematics!
Fortunately, the authors are adept at explaining these complicated concepts in a clear fashion, but the novice reader may have some trouble following some of the proofs. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.
Hardcoverpages. See and discover other items: 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.
Diaconis and Graham manage to convey the awe and marvels of mathematics, and of magic tricks, especially those that depend fundamentally on mathematical ideas. This is an oddity of a popular maths book in that the approachable bits of diafonis book aren’t, on djaconis whole, about maths but about magic.
Magical Mathematics: The Mathematical Ideas That Animate Great Magic Tricks
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. Get to Know Us. This book will not turn you into an accomplished magician, but it is also clear about that.
Download your magic mathemayics any device, including our free iPad app. The mathematics is presented in digestible bites, with excellent examples and illuminating illustrations.
Read more Read less. Diaconis and Graham are mathematicians as well as skilled performers with decades of professional experience between them. This was likely a problem of the reader and not the author. Selected pages Title Page. I am also looking at some videos on matehmatics net that demonstrate some of the tricks discussed mathematicx this book. Fortunately, the authors are adept at explaining these complicated concepts in a clear fashion, but the novice reader may have some trouble following some of the proofs.
This book involves some really interesting and even challenging mathematical principles that actually requires you to think to understand, and of course, the tricks based on these principles are just awesome.
Steve Chamberlain rated it really liked it Nov 19, We send you tracking info Typically takes 2 days. It instantly seduces the reader with goodies new and old, and is just as perfect for long-term study. Light and also serious. 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.
Buy the selected items together This item: Gizem rated it it was amazing Jul 06, You may also like: Persi Diaconis is professor of mathematics and statistics at Stanford University, and a former professional magician. Two great mathematicians share the interplay between mathematics and magic, as well as practical applications in other areas for the mathematics that informs some stunning tricks. Diaconis and Graham manage to convey the awe and marvels of mathematics, and of magic tricks, especially those that depend fundamentally on mathematical ideas.
The part on juggling was pretty good. 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. Derek Stampone rated it it was amazing Mar 31, The book is “ok” both from content and from the explanations, there is a nice mix of anecdotes and history of mathematical magic.
This is quite simply the most brilliant book ever written on this mind-blowing, highly secretive field. Compartilhe seus pensamentos com outros clientes. Tom Verhoeff rated it it was amazing Aug 15, Books by Persi Diaconis.
See all 33 reviews. 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.
Apr 02, Woflmao rated it liked it Shelves: Well, simple enough to perform; understanding is a different matter.
Magical Mathematics [Book]
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.
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. I really grazed this book, rather than intently reading it. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. It tells the stories–and reveals the best tricks–of the eccentric and brilliant inventors of mathematical magic.