02998cam 22003134a 45000010009000000050017000090080041000260100017000670200019000840400018001030420008001210500022001290820019001511000020001702450151001902600054003413000034003955040051004295201659004806500030021396500036021696500048022057000016022539060045022699420012023149550095023269990015024219520248024361678860920170608102843.0110520s2012 njua b 001 0 eng a 2011014755 a9780691151649 aDLCcDLCdDLC apcc00aGV1549b.D53 201200a510223bDIA-M1 aDiaconis, Persi10aMagical mathematics :bthe mathematical ideas that animate great magic tricks cPersi Diaconis and Ron Graham ; with a foreword by Martin Gardner. aPrinceton :bPrinceton University Press,cĂ2012. axii, 244 p. :bill. ;c25 cm. aIncludes bibliographical references and index. a"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"-- 0aCard tricksxMathematics. 7aMATHEMATICS / General.2bisacsh 7aMATHEMATICS / Recreations & Games.2bisacsh1 aGraham, Ron a7bcbccorignewd1eecipf20gy-gencatlg 2ddccBK bxh00 2011-05-20ixh07 2011-05-20 ONIX to Deweyaxn01 2011-12-01 1 copy rec'd., to CIP ver. c9343d9343 00102ddc406REF_000000000000000_510_DIAM708MATH912394aIIITbIIITcREFd2013-12-12g1421.65oREF 510 DIA-Mp003613r2013-12-12v$29.95w2013-12-12yBKeTZ13219f2013-12-11jIIITD/LIC/BS/2012/07/51k2013-11-11xTechniz Books International