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Magical mathematics : the mathematical ideas that animate great magic tricks
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13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide "Magical Mathematics reveals the secrets of amazing, funtoperform card tricksand the profound mathematical ideas behind themthat will astound even the most accomplished magician. Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham provide easy, stepbystep 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 principlea fantastic effect where the cards remain in control despite being shuffledis 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 storiesand reveals the best tricksof the eccentric and brilliant inventors of mathematical magic. Magical Mathematics exposes old gambling secrets through the mathematics of shuffling cards, explains the classic streetgambling scam of threecard monte, traces the history of mathematical magic back to the thirteenth century and the oldest mathematical trickand much more"
Ecole d'été de probabilités de SaintFlour XVXVII, 198587
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13 editions published in 1988 in English and French and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide This volume contains detailed, workedout notes of six main courses given at the SaintFlour Summer Schools from 1985 to 1987
Group representations in probability and statistics
by Persi Diaconis
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14 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide This ebook is the product of Project Euclid and its mission to advance scholarly communication in the field of theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics. Project Euclid was developed and deployed by the Cornell University Library and is jointly managed by Cornell and the Duke University Press
Stein's method : expository lectures and applications
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8 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide This ebook is the product of Project Euclid and its mission to advance scholarly communication in the field of theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics. Project Euclid was developed and deployed by the Cornell University Library and is jointly managed by Cornell and the Duke University Press
École d'Été de Probabilités de SaintFlour XVXVII, 198587
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1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discrete probability and algorithms
by D. J Aldous
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2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Discrete probability theory and the theory of algorithms have become close partners over the last ten years, though the roots of this partnership go back much longer. The papers in this volume address the latest developments in this active field. They are from the IMA Workshops "Probability and Algorithms" and "The Finite Markov Chain Renaissance." They represent the current thinking of many of the world's leading experts in the field. Researchers and graduate students in probability, computer science, combinatorics, and optimization theory will all be interested in this collection of articles. The techniques developed and surveyed in this volume are still undergoing rapid development, and many of the articles of the collection offer an expositionally pleasant entree into a research area of growing importance
Ecole d'été de probabilités de SaintFlour XVXVII, 19851987
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2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revelations
by Dai Vernon
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1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The analysis of sequential experiments with feedback to subjects
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6 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide A problem arising in taste testing, medical, and parapsychology experiments can be modeled as follows. A deck of n cards contains c(i) cards labeled i, 1 <or = i <or = r. A subject guesses at the cards sequentially. After each guess the subject is told the card just guessed (or at least if the guess was correct or not). We determine the optimal and worst case strategies for subjects and the distribution of the number of correct guesses under these strategies. We show how to use skill scoring to evaluate such experiments in a way which (asymptotically) does not depend on the subject's strategy
Updating subjective probability
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7 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide This paper discusses some of the mathematical properties of Jeffrey's rule for revising a probability P to a new probability P*, connecting it with sufficient partitions, and maximum entropy updating of contingency tables. The main results concern simultaneous revision on two partitions
Interpreting probability controversies and developments in the early twentieth century
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1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide This book investigates how Bayesianism as one theory of probability was discredited during the 1920s and 1930s by two British scientists and shows how the choice of a certain interpretation of probability depends on the experiences of the individuals involved
Computerintensive methods in statistics
by Persi Diaconis
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4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Note on NonLinear Functions of Linear Combinations
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5 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Projection pursuit algorithms approximate a function of p variables by a sum of nonlinear functions of linear combinations. We develop some approximation theory, give a necessary and sufficient condition for equality in (1), and discuss nonuniqueness of the representation. (Author)
Projection Pursuit Regression: Some Mathematics
by Stanford University
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3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide We present some mathematical analysis for a class of curve fitting algorithms labeled 'projection pursuit' algorithms. These algorithms approximate a general function of p variables by a sum of nonlinear functions of linear combinations. The approximation is computationally feasible and performs well in examples of nonparametric regression with noisy data, high dimensional density estimation, and multidimensional spline approximation. This note treats the algorithms from the point of view of approximation theory. It is easy to show that approximation is always possible
Spearman's footrule as a measure of disarray
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4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Spearman's rho and Kendall tau are related to two less widely used measures of association: Spearman's footrule and the minimum number of transitions. The means, variances, and limiting normality of all four metrics are derived
Geometric bounds for eigenvalues of Markov chains
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3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the distribution of the greatest common divisor
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4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide The limiting joint distribution of the least common multiple and the greatest common divisor is determined. The lead term is given for the moments of both marginal distributions. The results are applied to the problem of reconstructing the sample size from a percentage classification. (Author)
Walks on generating sets of groups
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4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quantifying prior opinion
by Persi Diaconis
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3 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Factoring Probabilities on Compact Groups
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3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide When can a probability P be factored as P1 * P2? This problem arises in efficient generation of pseudo random integers and permutations. It is thus natural to think of P defined on a group. We show that any strictly positive measure can be factored. The uniform distribution can be factored in a nontrivial way for any compact group having more than three elements. If it is required that U = P* P, then factorization is possible if and only if the group is not Abelian or the product of the quarternions and a finite number of two element groups. (Author) more
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Algorithms Approximation theory Bayesian statistical decision theory Birth and death processes (Stochastic processes) Bobrow, Daniel G.(Daniel Gureasko), Bootstrap (Statistics) Card tricks Combinatorial analysis Computer engineering Computer programs Computers Conway, John Horton Decision makingMathematical models Diaconis, Persi Diffusion processes Distribution (Probability theory) Feedback (Psychology) Fisher, Ronald Aylmer,Sir, Fourier analysis Group theory Guy, Richard K Hertzfeld, Andy Jeffreys, Harold, Knuth, Donald Ervin, Large deviations Lenat, Douglas B Limit theorems (Probability theory) Markov processesMathematical models Mathematical recreations Mathematical statistics Mathematics Miller, William F Nishi, Yoshio Probabilities Random fields Reid, Brian K Schattschneider, Doris Science SciencePhilosophy Shoch, John F Slocum, Jerry Statistics Stein, Charles Stein, Charles, Stochastic processes Trigg, Charles W Ulam, Stanislaw M Wirth, Niklaus

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