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Magical Mathematics

Author : Persi Diaconis
ISBN : 9780691169774
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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"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"-
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Magical Mathematics

Author : Nury Vittachi
ISBN : 9813221305
Genre : Mathematicians
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Category: Mathematicians

Mathematical Card Magic

Author : Colm Mulcahy
ISBN : 9781466509764
Genre : Mathematics
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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.
Category: Mathematics

Magical Maths

Author : Mary Serenc
ISBN : 9781863974653
Genre : Mathematical recreations
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Category: Mathematical recreations

Mathemagics A Magical Journey Through Advanced Mathematics Connecting More Than 60 Magic Tricks To High Level Math

Author : Ricardo V Teixeira
ISBN : 9789811214523
Genre : Mathematics
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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.
Category: Mathematics

Mathematics Magic And Mystery

Author : Martin Gardner
ISBN : 9780486801179
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 39.67 MB
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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.
Category: Games & Activities

Sapientia Astrologica Astrology Magic And Natural Knowledge Ca 1250 1800

Author : H Darrel Rutkin
ISBN : 9783030107796
Genre : Philosophy
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This book explores the changing perspective of astrology from the Middle Ages to the Early Modern Era. It introduces a framework for understanding both its former centrality and its later removal from legitimate knowledge and practice. The discussion reconstructs the changing roles of astrology in Western science, theology, and culture from 1250 to 1500. The author considers both the how and the why. He analyzes and integrates a broad range of sources. This analysis shows that the history of astrology—in particular, the story of the protracted criticism and ultimate removal of astrology from the realm of legitimate knowledge and practice—is crucial for fully understanding the transition from premodern Aristotelian-Ptolemaic natural philosophy to modern Newtonian science. This removal, the author argues, was neither obvious nor unproblematic. Astrology was not some sort of magical nebulous hodge-podge of beliefs. Rather, astrology emerged in the 13th century as a richly mathematical system that served to integrate astronomy and natural philosophy, precisely the aim of the “New Science” of the 17th century. As such, it becomes a fundamentally important historical question to determine why this promising astrological synthesis was rejected in favor of a rather different mathematical natural philosophy—and one with a very different causal structure than Aristotle's.
Category: Philosophy

The Magical Math Book

Author : Bob Longe
ISBN : 080699990X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Explains how to use well-concealed mathematical principles to perform all kinds of magic tricks.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Eddie Woo S Magical Maths

Author : Eddie Woo
ISBN : 1760785741
Genre : Mathematics
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A bumper book of fun with maths stuffed with things to draw, puzzle, invent, order, unscramble, code, decode for kids aged 7+ years from Australia's best known maths man. There's magic in maths - if you know where to look...
Category: Mathematics

Five Minute Mathematics

Author : Ehrhard Behrends
ISBN : 9780821843482
Genre : Mathematics
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How much math can you cover in five minutes? Quite a bit, if you have a good guide. In this collection of one hundred short essays, Ehrhard Behrends offers a tour through contemporary and everyday mathematics. The topics range from pure mathematics to applications of mathematics to observations about the mathematics that surrounds us in daily life. Here, we read about the parable of grains of rice on a chessboard, the mathematics of the lottery, music and mathematics, intriguing paradoxes, the concept of infinity, the Poincare conjecture, quantum computers, and plenty more. Anyone who regularly reads the science section of a newspaper or magazine will find much to enjoy in Five-Minute Mathematics. Behrends makes very few assumptions about his readers, other than general curiosity and some familiarity with high school mathematics. The vignettes originally appeared in the author's newspaper column. They have been extensively revised and expanded, and provided with attractive illustrations and photographs.
Category: Mathematics

Connections In Discrete Mathematics

Author : Steve Butler
ISBN : 9781108569545
Genre : Mathematics
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Discrete mathematics has been rising in prominence in the past fifty years, both as a tool with practical applications and as a source of new and interesting mathematics. The topics in discrete mathematics have become so well developed that it is easy to forget that common threads connect the different areas, and it is through discovering and using these connections that progress is often made. For over fifty years, Ron Graham has been able to illuminate some of these connections and has helped to bring the field of discrete mathematics to where it is today. To celebrate his contribution, this volume brings together many of the best researchers working in discrete mathematics, including Fan Chung, Erik D. Demaine, Persi Diaconis, Peter Frankl, Alfred W. Hales, Jeffrey C. Lagarias, Allen Knutson, Janos Pach, Carl Pomerance, N. J. A. Sloane, and of course, Ron Graham himself.
Category: Mathematics

Mathematics Galore

Author : Christopher Budd
ISBN : 0198507704
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This book is a series of self-contained workshops in mathematics which aim to enthuse and inspire young people, their parents and teachers. Each chapter describes how novel mathematical ideas relate to real life, and includes problem sheets, their solutions, ideas for further work, projects and field trips. The book, written in an informal style, is accessible to young people from age thirteen upwards and contains material which should stretch the brightest students.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Mathemagic In The Classroom

Author : Wade Sherard
ISBN : 0825138183
Genre : Education
File Size : 44.82 MB
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Even if you aren’t David Copperfield, you can use these 57 hands-on tricks to enchant your students. Covering everything from basic math through basic algebra, Mathemagic in the Classroom features complete directions and thorough explanations for each trick, correlations to math content, and much more.
Category: Education

Math Teachers Are Fabulous Sassy And Magical

Author : Workplace - Wonders
ISBN : 1074248570
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Science And Civilisation In China Volume 3 Mathematics And The Sciences Of The Heavens And The Earth

Author : Joseph Needham
ISBN : 0521058015
Genre : Science
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After two volumes mainly introductory, Dr Needham now embarks upon his systematic study of the development of the natural sciences in China. The Sciences of the Earth follow: geography and cartography, geology, seismology and mineralogy. Dr Needham distinguishes parallel traditions of scientific cartography and religious cosmography in East and West, discussing orbocentric wheel-maps, the origins of the rectangular grid system, sailing charts and relief maps, Chinese survey methods, and the impact of Renaissance cartography on the East. Finally-and here Dr Needham's work has no Western predecessors-there are full accounts of the Chinese contribution to geology and mineralogy.
Category: Science

The Magical World Of Mathematics

Author : Swagata Deb
ISBN : 9353334543
Genre : Fiction
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Is mathematics the basis of our existence? Do numbers exist at all? Why does ZERO matter so much? What is so mysterious about Pi? Is music really all about mathematics? What are the mathematical secrets that the pyramids hide? How can the whole world be represented by just two numbers? How big is infinity? In The Magical World of Mathematics,
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Vedic Mathematics For Schools

Author : James T. Glover
ISBN : 8120816706
Genre : Hindu mathematics
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Vedic Mathematics for Schools, Book 2 is intended as a first year textbook for senior schools or for children aiming for examination at 11+. It is based on the fundamental principles of Vedic mathematics which were reconstructed earlier this century by Sri Sankaracarya Bharati Krsna Tirthaji. Although the sutras may well be very ancient, practice and experience have shown that they are highly relevant and useful to the modern-day teaching of mathematics. They are entirely applicable to modern problems and even to modern approaches to mathematics. Topics covered include the four rules of number, fractions and decimals, simplifying and solving in algebra, perimeters and areas, ratio and proportion, percentages, averages, graphs, angles and basic geometrical constructions. The book contains step-by-step worked examples with explanatory notes together with over two hundred practice exercises. The material in this book is currently used at schools around the world assocaited with the Education Renaissance Trust.
Category: Hindu mathematics

Magical Mathematics

Author : Pamela Raylene Henderson-monsef
ISBN : 1545309019
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This clever and triumphant book takes the reader on a journey of discovery of amazing mathematical patterns, processes and ideas. The intention is to generate a sense of curiosity, of mastery, and hopefully a renewed interest in the wonderful world of numbers. That mathematics can be intriguing and fun and confidence building. So much of our traditional learning is strict and misunderstood. This book aims to put the joy back into studying mathematics. Mathematics is so central to everyone's life. It shows which careers and jobs where mathematics is crucial. Not to mention certain pastimes where math is also necessary for success. Then there are the personal reasons why math is magical. From confidence building, satisfaction and brain development. Problem solving steps used in mathematics can be transferred to other areas too. This eye opening book appeals to all ages and the hope is that everyone will read, absorb, enjoy and learn to respect those staggering things called numbers.