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Magic tricks, card shuffling, and dynamic computer memories

Author: S Brent Morris
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Mathematical Association of America, ©1998.
Series: MAA spectrum.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The maths of card tricks; how to do magic without maths.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: S Brent Morris
ISBN: 0883855275 9780883855270
OCLC Number: 38401195
Description: xviii, 148 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: [ch.] 1. The perfect shuffle --
[ch.] 2. The order of shuffles --
[ch.] 3. Shuffle groups --
[ch.] 4. Generalizing the perfect shuffle --
[ch.] 5. Dynamic computer memories --
appendix 1. The order of shuffles --
appendix 2. How to do the Faro shuffle --
appendix 3. Tours on decks of size 8, 16, 32, and 64 --
appendix 4. A lagniappe --
The book of theorems --
The mathematician, the psychic, and the magician --
A constant function.
Series Title: MAA spectrum.
Responsibility: S. Brent Morris.
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'Provides a fascinating mix of history, mathematics and great magic tricks. I learned something on every page.' Ron Graham, Chief Scientist, AT&T ' ... essential reading for any magic buff ... Read more...

 
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