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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
1 review about Magic Tricks, Card Shuffling and Dynamic...

Secrets of the card tricksters explained and applied

  • Mar 26, 2000
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+3
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 so and can be understood by advanced undergraduates. With many tricks explained in detail, as even the commentary is included, aspiring magicians will also find items of interest.
Certainly one of the most interesting and recreational mathematics books published in some time, this book is almost all pure fun. It even includes some tricks within the text that you will not learn about until the end.

Published in Journal of Recreational Mathematics, reprinted with permission.

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