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Frank Baum , and G. Gardner was best known for creating and sustaining interest in recreational mathematics —and by extension, mathematics in general—throughout the latter half of the 20th century, principally through his "Mathematical Games" columns. Gardner was one of the foremost anti- pseudoscience polemicists of the 20th century. Martin Gardner was born into a prosperous family in Tulsa, Oklahoma , to James Henry Gardner, a prominent petroleum geologist ,  and his wife, Willie Wilkerson Spiers, a Montessori-trained teacher. His mother taught Martin to read before he started school, reading him The Wizard of Oz , and this began a lifelong interest in the Oz books of L.
Mathematics, Magic and Mystery
Many of our ebooks are available for purchase from these online vendors:. Many of our ebooks are available through library electronic resources including these platforms:. 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. Diaconis and Graham tell the stories—and reveal the best tricks—of the eccentric and brilliant inventors of mathematical magic.
PDF Lire by Martin Gardner, Title: Mathematics Magic And Mystery. Famed puzzle expert explains math behind a multitude of mystifying tricks: card tricks, stage.
Mathknow pp Cite as. Most people envisage mathematics only as a necessary tool for science and technology. A tool rather abstruse, composed largely of equations and complex definitions. While it is true that maths provides the language for science, and that its development has been motivated by problems in areas such as physics, chemistry or biology, it is also true that many practitioners have focused since ancient times on its recreational side. Surprisingly, this side of maths tends to be forgotten by both the general audience and not so few mathematicians.
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By Martin Gardner. Like many another hybrid subject matter, mathematical magic is often viewed with a double disdain. Mathematicians are inclined to regard it as trivial play, magicians to dismiss it as dull magic. Its practitioners, to rephrase an epigram about biophysicists, are apt to bore their mathematical friends with talk of magic, their magic friends with talk of mathematics, and each other with talk of politics. There is truth in all these animadversions. Mathematical magic is not—let us face it—the sort of magic with which one can hold spellbound an audience of nonmathematically minded people.
Make an eggshell turn a somersault, spin a coin so that it lands on "heads," teach a bear to climb a string, and perform other acts of scientific wizardry! Martin Gardner, the master of mathematical puzzles, shares more than 80 of his finest magic tricks, teaching children and adults the scientific properties behind water, air, fire, heat, motion, gravity, inertia, friction, electricity, magnetism, sound, and light. Fun and fascinating, the simple maneuvers require only basic everyday props, and those requiring matches, knives, boiling water, and other tricky items are marked with a symbol that lets kids know they'll need assistance from an adult. Helpful drawings illustrate each stunt. His work covers mathematics, magic, literary criticism, the paranormal, religion, and paradox, and he exemplifies the cross-pollination and hybridiza-tion that can accompany reflexivity.
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. The connection between magic and mathematics has a long and intriguing history, and throughout their book Diaconis and Graham present detailed and fascinating insight into that history.
In a publishing career spanning 80 years ,  popular mathematics and science writer Martin Gardner authored or edited over books and countless articles, columns and reviews.
Но того человека в очках нигде не. Были другие люди. Празднично одетые испанцы выходили из дверей и ворот на улицу, оживленно разговаривая и смеясь. Халохот, спустившись вниз по улочке, смачно выругался. Сначала от Беккера его отделяла лишь одна супружеская пара, и он надеялся, что они куда-нибудь свернут.
И, повернувшись к Большому Брату, нажатием клавиши вызвала видеоархив. Мидж это как-нибудь переживет, - сказал он себе, усаживаясь за свой стол и приступая к просмотру остальных отчетов. Он не собирается выдавать ключи от директорского кабинета всякий раз, когда Мидж придет в голову очередная блажь.
Бринкерхофф проследовал за Мидж в ее кабинет.