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Magic Tricks, Card Shuffling and Dynamic Computer Memories

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A book by S. Brent Morris

"Magic Tricks, Card Shuffling and Dynamic Computer Memories" is essential reading for any magic buff who can faro shuffle or who wishes to acquire this unusual skill. The book will also be of great interest to computer scientists and to mathematicians … see full wiki

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Author: S. Brent Morris
Genre: Computers & Internet
Publisher: The Mathematical Association of America
2 reviews about Magic Tricks, Card Shuffling and Dynamic...
review by . February 10
Secrets of the card tricksters explained and applied
Written by a distinguished author, the only person to obtain a Ph. D. in card shuffling, this book is a demonstration of deterministic amazement. Which is what card tricks really are. Enclosed in a wrapper of disingenuous talk and distracting motions, a card trick is a simple exercise in movement and memory. The process driving the movement is a mathematical one and many tricks are thoroughly explained here. Although the mathematics of card shuffling is surprisingly complex, it is not impossibly …
review by . March 26, 2000
Written by a distinguished author, the only person to obtain a Ph. D. in card shuffling, this book is a demonstration of deterministic amazement. Which is what card tricks really are. Enclosed in a wrapper of disingenuous talk and distracting motions, a card trick is a simple exercise in movement and memory. The process driving the movement is a mathematical one and many tricks are thoroughly explained here. Although the mathematics of card shuffling is surprisingly complex, it is not impossibly …
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