Mathematical card effects offer both beginning and experienced magicians an opportunity to entertain with a minimum of props. Featuring mostly original creations, Mathematical Card Magic: Fifty-Two New Effects presents an entertaining look at new mathematically based card tricks. Each chapter contains four card effects, generally starting with simple applications of a particular mathematical principle and ending with more complex ones. Practice a handful of the introductory effects and, in no time, you’ll establish your reputation as a "mathemagician." Delve a little deeper into each chapter and the mathematics gets more interesting. The author explains the mathematics as needed in an easy-to-follow way. He also provides additional details, background, and suggestions for further explorations. Suitable for recreational math buffs and amateur card lovers or as a text in a first-year seminar, this color book offers a diverse collection of new mathemagic principles and effects.
The book, Card Magic and My Mathematical Discoveries, opens a new chapter of mathematical discoveries using card magic as a pedestal. This innovative work explains how research on card magic led to a new line of mind-blowing mathematical findings. These mathematical findings will captivate any reader interested in the following areas: programming and modeling, logical-mathematical intelligence, mathematical amusement, Riemann hypothesis, the world of numbers and mathematics of order and pattern. Moreover, this book is loaded with cutting edge puzzles, prime number riddles and card mathematical intelligence demonstrations to educate and entertain the readers and also to stimulate their interest in research.
Stimulating treasury of entertaining tricks, stunts, and magical effects based on such mathematical principles and ideas as magic squares, the Fibonacci Series, Moebius strips, cycloids, topology, and more. Only simple props required: from playing cards and matches to coins. No magic or mathematical skills needed.
Teixeira and Park present over 60 different magic tricks while introducing students to high-level math areas. Readers will learn really interesting ideas that will better prepare them for future courses and help them finding areas they might want to study deeper. And as a 'side effect' students will learn amazing magic tricks, century-old secrets, and details from famous magicians and mathematicians.The material was written to quickly present key concepts in several mathematical areas in direct way. Little or no proficiency in math is assumed. In fact, students do not require any Calculus knowledge. And since chapters are almost independent from each other, this book also work as introduction to several other courses.Topics covered include mathematical proofs, probability, abstract algebra, linear algebra, mathematical computing, number theory, coding theory, geometry, topology, real analysis, numerical analysis and history of math.
Famed puzzle expert explains math behind a multitude of mystifying tricks: card tricks, stage "mind reading," coin and match tricks, counting out games, geometric dissections, etc. More than 400 tricks. 135 illustrations.
"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. 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. 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. Other card tricks link to the mathematical secrets of combinatorics, graph theory, number theory, topology, the Riemann hypothesis, and even Fermat's last theorem. Diaconis and Graham are mathematicians as well as skilled performers with decades of professional experience between them. In this book they share a wealth of conjuring lore, including some closely guarded secrets of legendary magicians. 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. It tells the stories--and reveals the best tricks--of the eccentric and brilliant inventors of mathematical magic. Magical Mathematics 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 thirteenth century and the oldest mathematical trick--and much more"-
This book contains an unabridged republication of the two volumes, 'Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks' and 'Ammemann's Miracles of Card Magic'. Complete with 48 illustrations and simple, easy-to-follow instructions, this book is ideal for the inexperienced magician and makes for a worthy addition to collections of magic trick literature. The chapters of this book include: Extemporaneous Magic, Tricks with Two Decks, Tricks using ''Short'' Cards, Card Transportations, Poker Demonstrations, Spelling Tricks, Simple Prearrangements, Addenda, Worth Knowing, Impromptu Tricks for Every Occasion, Tricks with Duplicates & Short Cards, Tricks with Faked & Double Faced Cards, and many more. We are proud to republish this antique text now complete with a new introduction on card tricks.
Marvelous treasury of card magic presents exact details of 155 professional card tricks that anyone can learn. Card wizard John Scarne reworked these tricks to eliminate the need for sleight-of-hand. Simple instructions and clear diagrams illustrate Houdini's "Card on the Ceiling," Blackstone's "Card Trick Without Cards," Milton Berle's "Quickie Card Deal," more.
This book contains a collection of mystifying magic and card tricks. Great as a gift, this book will dumfound friends and family and have them on their knees begging for the secret behind these mind-boggling tricks. Includes an introductory essays on magic tricks and card manipulation.
This volume contains full instructions for playing a vast array of different card games ranging from Poker to Irish Loo, as well as chapters on card tricks, the history of playing cards, 'cartomancy', and more. "Cards and Card Tricks" will appeal to seasoned player and novice alike, and it would make for a fantastic addition to any collection. Contents include: "Whist", "Loo", "Irish Loo", "Vingt-Et-Un", "Faro or Pharao", "Tontine", "Lansquenet", "Forty-Five-Maw-Five-Cards", "Twenty-Five", "Blind Hookey-Banker", "Albert Smith", "Poker-Draw", "Newmarket", "Quadrille", "Bostone", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in a modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on card tricks.
The soul of mathematics is the practice of skeptical inquiry: asking how and why things work, experimenting, exploring, and discovering. Estimation, analysis, computation, conjecture, and proof are the mathematical path to uncovering truth and we can use them in nearly every human pursuit. In this thoroughly charming and beguiling book, Shai Simonson applies mathematical tools in a variety of contexts that arise in everyday life to prove his claim that math is, literally, everywhere. Simonson applies his mathematical cast of mind to hiking, birthday parties, carnival games, lock picking, and kite flying. We see unexpected depths and connections when we look in the wrong places in the right way. No advanced mathematical knowledge is required to travel with Simonson and share in his investigations. All a reader needs is an open and curious mind, an eagerness to ask questions, and a willingness to think deeply and carefully about seemingly mundane things. There is wonder and joy in quotidian life with Simonson as your guide.