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# Magical Mathematics: The Mathematical Ideas That Animate Great Magic Tricks

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**The mathematics behind some of the world's most amazing card tricks**

*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 offerin ...more

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Hardcover, 244 pages

Published
October 23rd 2011
by Princeton University Press
(first published January 1st 2011)

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Both authors are accomplished mathematicians and magicians, and many of the tricks in the boo ...more

I got the impression that the authors weren't sure what kind of book they wanted to write - a math book or a magic book. In the first chapters they still make an effort to explain the math and even give some proofs of the easier results, bu ...more

On the other hand, several chapters were too dense and lost me in the math. I would re-read several of the paragraphs trying to 'get it' before eventually moving on. This was likely a problem of the reader and not the author. I do appreciate that the author treats the reader as an adult and doesn't spo ...more

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More math than I was expecting and I'm not as interested in magic as I thought. ...more

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