Mathematical Magic

Author: William Simon

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486275932

Category: Mathematics

Page: 187

View: 3945

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.

Mathematics, Magic and Mystery

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486801179

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 208

View: 4058

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.

Mathematical Magic Show

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140165562

Category: Mathematical recreations

Page: 284

View: 5344

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?

Amazing Math Magic

Author: Oliver Ho

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780806974132

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 4975

Presents tricks based on maths principles. 8 yrs+

That's Maths

The Mathematical Magic in Everyday Life

Author: Peter Lynch

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717169561

Category: Mathematics

Page: 344

View: 5926

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!

Card Magic and My Mathematical Discoveries

Author: Adekola Taylor

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304243559

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 118

View: 9057

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: 1950

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.

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: 5480

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.

Mathematical Magic

Or the Wonders That May Be Performed by Mechanical Geometry

Author: John Wilkins

Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC

ISBN: 9781498025744

Category:

Page: 314

View: 7234

This Is A New Release Of The Original 1691 Edition.

MATHKNOW

Mathematics, Applied Science and Real Life

Author: Alfio Quarteroni

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9788847011229

Category: Mathematics

Page: 264

View: 4473

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.

Math Magic

Human Calculator Shows How to Master Eve

Author: Scott Flansburg,Victoria Hay

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062434985

Category: Reference

Page: 352

View: 9966

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.

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: 3580

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

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: 1997

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.

Mathemagic in the Classroom

Author: Wade Sherard

Publisher: Walch Publishing

ISBN: 9780825138188

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 8788

Even if you aren’t David Copperfield, you can use these 57 hands-on tricks to enchant your students. Covering everything from basic math through basic algebra, Mathemagic in the Classroom features complete directions and thorough explanations for each trick, correlations to math content, and much more.

Mathematics Galore!

Masterclasses, Workshops and Team Projects in Mathematics and Its Applications

Author: Christopher Budd,Christopher Sangwin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198507703

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 254

View: 6944

This book is a series of self-contained workshops in mathematics which aim to enthuse and inspire young people, their parents and teachers with the joy and excitement of modern mathematics. Written in an informal style, each chapter describes how novel mathematical ideas relate directly to real life. The chapters contain both a description of the mathematics and its applications together with problem sheets, their solutions and ideas for further work, project and field trips. Topics include; mazes, folk dancing, sundials, magic, castles, codes, number systems, and slide rules. This book should be accessible to young people from age thirteen upwards and yet contains material which should stretch the brightest students.

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: 488

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.

The Magic of Maths

Solving for x and Figuring Out Why

Author: Arthur Benjamin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465098754

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

View: 8468

The world's greatest mental mathematical magician takes us on a spellbinding journey through the wonders of numbers (and more) "Arthur Benjamin ... joyfully shows you how to make nature's numbers dance."--Bill Nye (the science guy) The Magic of Math is the math 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 revels in key mathematical fields including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and calculus, plus Fibonacci numbers, infinity, and, of course, mathematical magic tricks. Known throughout the world as the "mathemagician," Arthur Benjamin mixes mathematics and magic to make the subject fun, attractive, and easy to understand for math fan and math-phobic alike. "A positively joyful exploration of mathematics." -Publishers Weekly, starred review "Each [trick] is more dazzling than the last." -Physics World

Self-working Number Magic

101 Foolproof Tricks

Author: Karl Fulves

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486243917

Category: Games

Page: 145

View: 5548

Clear instructions for 101 tricks and problems, many based on important math principles. Master such number phenomena as Lightning Calculations, Giant Memory, Magic Squares, nearly 100 more. 98 illustrations.

Parlor Problems

Or Mental Mathematical Magic

Author: Preston Hickey

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781984103215

Category:

Page: 32

View: 7864

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