Magic Tricks, Card Shuffling, and Dynamic Computer Memories

Magic Tricks, Card Shuffling, and Dynamic Computer Memories

Book - 1998
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This is a lively exploration of the interconnections between mathematics and card tricks, for undergraduates in mathematics, computer science, and electrical engineering majors, as well as motivated high school students and magicians. Each chapter begins with a card trick and ends with an explanation, delving into the mathematics of the perfect shuffle, for example, and algorithms for controlling dynamic memories. Includes b&w illustrations. Can be used as a supplement in classes in discrete mathematics, combinatorics, algorithms, and computer networks. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Cambridge Univ Pr
Here is a book that explores the fascinating interconnections between three seemingly unrelated topics. The reader need have no specialist mathematical background to follow the text beyond high school mathematics, which makes it suitable for budding magicians and students of all ages. It is a fun book that looks at the mathematics of the perfect shuffle and develops the procedures for controlling dynamic memories and doing some clever card tricks. Each chapter begins with the description of a card trick and ends with its explanation, usually using some mathematics developed earlier. The book itself is designed as a prop for a trick, but you don't need to use mathematics or even understand it to do some 'magic'.
The maths of card tricks; how to do magic without maths.

Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Mathematical Association of America, c1998
Description: xviii, 148 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9780883855270
0883855275
Branch Call Number: 511.64 Mor

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