Mathematical Magic

Author: William Simon

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486275932

Category: Mathematics

Page: 187

View: 9150

Stimulating treasury of entertaining tricks, stunts, and magical effects based on such mathematical principles and ideas as magic squares, the Fibonacci Series, Moebius strips, cycloids, topology, and more. Only simple props required: from playing cards and matches to coins. No magic or mathematical skills needed.

Mathematical Magic Show

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140165562

Category: Mathematical recreations

Page: 284

View: 2456

How do you move two matches - and only two - to new positions, so that the glass is reformed in a different position, with the cherry outside?

That's Maths

The Mathematical Magic in Everyday Life

Author: Peter Lynch

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717169561

Category: Mathematics

Page: 344

View: 6604

From atom bombs to rebounding slinkies, open your eyes to the mathematical magic in the everyday. Mathematics isn’t just for academics and scientists, a fact meteorologist and blogger Peter Lynch has spent the past several years proving through his Irish Times newspaper column and blog, That’s Maths. Here, he shows how maths is all around us, with chapters on the beautiful equations behind designing a good concert venue, predicting the stock market and modelling the atom bomb, as well as playful meditations on everything from coin-stacking to cartography. If you left school thinking maths was boring, think again!

Mathematics, Magic and Mystery

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486801179

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 208

View: 6674

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.

Amazing Math Magic

Author: Oliver Ho,Jeff Sinclair

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780806974132

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 5681

Presents tricks based on maths principles. 8 yrs+

Math Art Fun

Activities for Discovering Mathematical Magic in Modern Art

Author: Robin Ward

Publisher: Bright Sky Publishing

ISBN: 9781933979892

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 6285

Provides activities that introduce modern art and an understanding of math concepts.

Math Magic

Human Calculator Shows How to Master Eve

Author: Scott Flansburg,Victoria Hay

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062434985

Category: Reference

Page: 352

View: 7098

Don't live in fear of math any longer. Math Magic makes math what you may never have imagined it to be: easy and fun! Scott Flansburg -- "the Human Calculator" who believes that there are no "mathematical illiterates," just people who have not learned how to make math work for them -- demonstrates how everyone can put their phobia to rest and deal with essential every-day mathematical calculations with confidence. This is the book for millions of otherwise successful adults who are afraid to balance their checkbooks and don't know how to figure interest on savings or credit, and for the millions of students who dread their math classes and live in fear of the SAT math section. In Math Magic, Scott Flansburg shows the reader how to: Master the basics, including the real way addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division work Simplify calculations through estimation Quick-check answers Convert metric measures to more familiar ones Figure tips, taxes, and percentages -- never get short-changed again! Master algebra using the nine easy steps to algebra Math Magic is for all of us who need and want to improve our understanding of math. With the help of Flansburg, the Guinness World Record holder as the Fastest Human Calculator, you can do math just like magic.

Mathematical Magic Or the Wonders That May Be Performed by Mechanical Geometry, 1691

Author: John Wilkins

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9780766167377

Category: Mathematics

Page: 312

View: 4965

1691. In two books concerning mechanical powers and motions. Being one of the most easy, pleasant, useful (and yet most neglected) part of mathematics, not before treated in this language. The subject of this discourse is of mixed mathematics. Due to the age of the original we reproduced, some pages may be spotty or faded. Written in Old English.

Mathematical Magic

Or the Wonders That May Be Performed by Mechanical Geometry

Author: John Wilkins

Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC

ISBN: 9781497894068

Category:

Page: 314

View: 4764

This Is A New Release Of The Original 1691 Edition.

Magical Mathematics

The Mathematical Ideas that Animate Great Magic Tricks

Author: Persi Diaconis,Ron Graham,Ronald L. Graham

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691151644

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 244

View: 2206

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 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. Diaconis and Graham tell the stories—and reveal the best tricks—of the eccentric and brilliant inventors of mathematical magic. The book 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 oldest mathematical trick—and much more.

Card Magic and My Mathematical Discoveries

Author: Adekola Taylor

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304243559

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 118

View: 8751

The book, Card Magic and My Mathematical Discoveries, opens a new chapter of mathematical discoveries using card magic as a pedestal. This innovative work explains how research on card magic led to a new line of mind-blowing mathematical findings. These mathematical findings will captivate any reader interested in the following areas: programming and modeling, logical-mathematical intelligence, mathematical amusement, Riemann hypothesis, the world of numbers and mathematics of order and pattern. Moreover, this book is loaded with cutting edge puzzles, prime number riddles and card mathematical intelligence demonstrations to educate and entertain the readers and also to stimulate their interest in research.

Mathematical Card Magic

Fifty-Two New Effects

Author: Colm Mulcahy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466509783

Category: Mathematics

Page: 380

View: 815

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.

Math Magic Revised Edition

How to Master Everyday Math Problems

Author: Scott Flansburg,Victoria Hay

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060726350

Category: Reference

Page: 368

View: 9021

Don't live in fear of math any longer. Math Magic makes math what you may never have imagined it to be: easy and fun! Scott Flansburg -- "the Human Calculator" who believes that there are no "mathematical illiterates," just people who have not learned how to make math work for them -- demonstrates how everyone can put their phobia to rest and deal with essential every-day mathematical calculations with confidence. This is the book for millions of otherwise successful adults who are afraid to balance their checkbooks and don't know how to figure interest on savings or credit, and for the millions of students who dread their math classes and live in fear of the SAT math section. In Math Magic, Scott Flansburg shows the reader how to: Master the basics, including the real way addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division work Simplify calculations through estimation Quick-check answers Convert metric measures to more familiar ones Figure tips, taxes, and percentages -- never get short-changed again! Master algebra using the nine easy steps to algebra Math Magic is for all of us who need and want to improve our understanding of math. With the help of Flansburg, the Guinness World Record holder as the Fastest Human Calculator, you can do math just like magic.

The Magic of Maths

Solving for x and Figuring Out Why

Author: Arthur Benjamin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465098754

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

View: 5195

The Magic of Maths is the maths book you wish you had in school. Using a delightful assortment of examples—from ice cream scoops and poker hands to measuring mountains and making magic squares—this book empowers you to see the beauty, simplicity, and truly magical properties behind those formulas and equations that once left your head spinning. You'll learn the key ideas of classic areas of mathematics like arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus, but you'll also have fun fooling around with Fibonacci numbers, investigating infinity, and marveling over mathematical magic tricks that will make you look like a maths genius! A mathematician who is known throughout the world as the “mathemagician,” Arthur Benjamin mixes mathematics and magic to make the subject fun, attractive, and easy to understand. In The Magic of Maths, Benjamin does more than just teach skills: with a tip of his magic hat, he takes you on as his apprentice to teach you how to appreciate maths the way he does. He motivates you to learn something new about how to solve for x, because there is real pleasure to be found in the solution to a challenging problem or in using numbers to do something useful. But what he really wants you to do is be able to figure out why, for that's where you'll find the real beauty, power, and magic of maths. If you are already someone who likes maths, this book will dazzle and amuse you. If you never particularly liked or understood maths, Benjamin will enlighten you and—with a wave of his magic wand—turn you into a maths lover.

Parlor Problems

Or Mental Mathematical Magic

Author: Preston Hickey

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781984103215

Category:

Page: 32

View: 5025

From the Introduction. Nearly every person of normal faculties attends parties and social gatherings. As a rule some sort of a little entertainment is given. Someone will sing, speak a piece or play some instrument. While they are very fine, and it takes long practice to become accomplished in these lines, people are constantly on the look out for something new. Parlor Problems, is therefore offered to the public as something new. Become an efficient entertainer in something outside of the beaten path and you materially increase your popularity. Master the few effects herein contained, and you are master of the situation as an original entertainer presenting something entirely different from the accomplishments of tho general public. Besides being amusing, puzzling and astonishing, the problems of which the book is made up, will give you an insight into an angle of mathematics, that, perhaps, you never before knew existed. The little problems of lightning addition and multiplication herein contained, are something that no grade, high, business school or college professor in the country make a practice of teaching. Very few of them know these secrets and if they do they reserve them for themselves. With a little serious study and concentration you will soon master the following problems, which will not only prove of satisfaction to yourself, but will amuse your friends and increase your own popularity. --The Author

Mathe-Magie

Verblüffende Tricks für blitzschnelles Kopfrechnen und ein phänomenales Zahlengedächtnis

Author: Arthur Benjamin,Michael Shermer

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641148472

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 6880

Zaubern mit Zahlen – wer dieses Buch gelesen hat, muss PISA nicht mehr fürchten Wer glaubt, Mathematik sei eine trockene Angelegenheit und Kopfrechnen eine unnötige Quälerei, der irrt sich gewaltig. Denn nach der Lektüre dieses Buches ist es für jeden ein Leichtes, Rechenoperationen mit vier- und fünfstelligen Zahlen in Sekundenschnelle im Kopf auszuführen. Und was wie Zauberei wirkt, ist letztendlich nichts anderes als mathematische Logik, die jedermann beherrschen kann und die dazu noch richtig Spaß macht. • So wird Kopfrechnen kinderleicht! • Mit zahlreichen Übungen und Lösungen

Math Magic

Amazing Tricks With Numbers, Arithmetic & Geometry!

Author: Sunil Tanna

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540742575

Category:

Page: 146

View: 780

Math Magic: Amazing Tricks With Numbers, Arithmetic & Geometry! is a guide to 40 math-based magical tricks. The instructions for each trick explain what props or accessories are needed (for example playing cards or calculator), how the trick appears to the audience, how to perform the trick, and in many cases, the mathematical secrets behind the trick. This book is ideal for magicians looking for something new and different to add to their acts, those who simply want to amaze their friends, and for mathematics teachers and educators who wish to inspire their students with fun and interesting mathematical ideas.

MATHKNOW

Mathematics, Applied Science and Real Life

Author: Alfio Quarteroni

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9788847011229

Category: Mathematics

Page: 264

View: 9299

Mathematics forms bridges between knowledge, tradition, and contemporary life. The continuous development and growth of its many branches, both classical and modern, permeates and fertilizes all aspects of applied science and technology, and so has a vital impact on our modern society. The book will focus on these aspects and will benefit from the contribution of several world-famous scientists from mathematics and related sciences, such as: Ralph Abraham, Andrew Crumey, Peter Markowich, Claudio Procesi, Clive Ruggles, Ismail Serageldin, Amin Shokrollahi, Tobias Wallisser.