foreword \n \n martin gardner
2012
Martin Gardner

Foreword

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preface \n \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

Preface

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mathematics in the air \n chapter intro that describes the cato principle and the mathematics behind it, along with tricks \n persi diaconis \n ron graham \n baby hummer \n charles hudson \n hummer's ten card mystery \n bob hummer
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

Mathematics in the Air

Related to

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baby hummer \n used to demonstrate the cato principle, uses four cards \n charles hudson \n mathematics in the air \n persi diaconis \n ron graham \n basic hummer \n unknown \n baby boom \n reinhard müller
2012
Charles Hudson

Baby Hummer

Related toVariations

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hummer's ten card mystery \n original use of the cato principle, based on the 18 card mystery in the original manuscript, magician can name how many face up cards there are after mixing it up \n bob hummer \n "18 card mystery" (bob hummer, faceup / facedown mysteries, 1942) \n mathematics in the air \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Bob Hummer

Hummer's Ten Card Mystery

Related toAlso published here "18 Card Mystery" (Bob Hummer, Faceup / Facedown Mysteries, 1942)

4



royal hummer \n cards are mixed face up and face down haphazardly, later all cards are face down except a royal flush \n steve freeman \n back to magic \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Steve Freeman

Royal Hummer

Variations

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back to magic \n end of chapter, describes steve's own variation on steve freeman's handling of royal hummer \n persi diaconis \n ron graham \n royal hummer \n steve freeman
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

Back to Magic

Inspired by

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in cycles \n chapter intro \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

In Cycles

17



the magic of de bruijn sequences \n deck tossed out, deck is freely cut and five cards are selected, magician correctly divines them all, also describes the mathematics behind de bruijn sequences \n persi diaconis \n ron graham \n coluria \n charles t. jordan \n going further \n persi diaconis \n ron graham \n a good guess \n david britland
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

The Magic of De Bruijn Sequences

Inspired byVariations

18



going further \n describes extra variations on the basic de bruijn sequence trick, with some history behind the use of this principle in magic \n persi diaconis \n ron graham \n the magic of de bruijn sequences \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

Going Further

Inspired by

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is this stuff actually good for anything? \n chapter on uses of de bruijn sequences outside of magic \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

Is This Stuff Actually Good For Anything?

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universal cycles \n chapter intro \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

Universal Cycles

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order matters \n deck tossed out, deck is freely cut and five cards are selected, magician correctly divines them all, also describes the mathematics behind a different type of de bruijn sequence \n ronald a. wohl (ravelli)
2012
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli)

Order Matters

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a mindreading effect \n deck tossed out, deck is freely cut and three cards are selected, magician correctly divines them all \n ronald a. wohl (ravelli)
2012
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli)

A MindReading Effect

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universal cycles again \n deck tossed out, deck is freely cut and five cards are selected, magician correctly divines them all \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

Universal Cycles Again

55



from the gilbreath principle to the mandelbrot set \n chapter intro \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

From the Gilbreath Principle to the Mandelbrot Set

61



the gilbreath principle \n describes the intricate mathematics of the gilbreath principle \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

The Gilbreath Principle

61



gilbreath's first principle \n basic trick using gilbreath principle \n norman gilbreath
2012
Norman Gilbreath

Gilbreath's First Principle

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don't lie to me (computer) \n magician and spectator get half the pack each, and either lie or say the truth about each card, computer can spot all the spectator's lies \n paul curry \n don't lie to me \n paul curry
2012
Paul Curry

Don't Lie To Me (Computer)

Variations

65



gilbreath's second principle \n spectator shuffles the cards, deals out five hands, one of the hands is a good hand, but the hand of the imaginary partner gets a straight flush, uses ideas from herb zarrow and ron wohl \n persi diaconis \n ron graham \n ronald a. wohl (ravelli) \n herb zarrow \n "ushuffle poker" (david ben, zarrow, a lifetime of magic) \n gilbreath poker \n matt baker
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham, Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli), Herb Zarrow

Gilbreath's Second Principle

Related to "Ushuffle Poker" (David Ben, Zarrow, A Lifetime of Magic)
Variations

66



the mandelbrot set \n mathematics of the mandelbrot set and its link to gilbreath \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

The Mandelbrot Set

72



neat shuffles \n chapter intro about perfect faro shuffles \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

Neat Shuffles

84



a mindreading computer \n packet of twelve cards, go through various dealing and shuffling procedures, create a pair of matching mates \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

A MindReading Computer

85



a look inside perfect shuffles \n describes the mathematics of perfect faro shuffles, how to stack the deck using in and out shuffles \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

A Look Inside Perfect Shuffles

92



a look inside monge and milk shuffles \n describes the principles of monge and milk shuffles \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

A Look Inside Monge and Milk Shuffles

96



a look inside downandunder shuffles \n describes the down and under deal \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

A Look Inside DownandUnder Shuffles

98



all the shuffles are related \n explains how perfect faro shuffles, reverse faro shuffles, monge shuffles, milk shuffles and downunder shuffles are related \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

All the Shuffles Are Related

99



the oldest mathematical entertainment? \n chapter intro \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

The Oldest Mathematical Entertainment?

103



the miracle divination \n three coins are pocketed by three spectators, performer divines them, three object divination \n persi diaconis \n ron graham \n the miracle divination  the problem of the three coins \n mahendra \n ron's $1.96 trick \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

The Miracle Divination

Inspired byRelated to

105



ron's $1.96 trick \n miracle divination, four coins pocketed by four spectators, performer divines them all, four object divination \n ron graham \n the miracle divination \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Ron Graham

Ron's $1.96 trick

Related to

108



how many magic tricks are there? \n mathematical estimation of the number of magic tricks in common usage \n ron graham \n persi diaconis
2012
Ron Graham, Persi Diaconis

How Many Magic Tricks Are There?

114



magic in the book of changes \n chapter intro on the i ching \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

Magic in The Book of Changes

119



introduction to the book of changes \n introduction on the i ching (chinese divination method using patterns called hexagrams) \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

Introduction to the Book of Changes

121



using the i ching for divination \n how the i ching is used, with some mathematics \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

Using the I Ching for Divination

122



probability and the book of changes \n mathematics of the i ching \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

Probability and the Book of Changes

125



a first chinese magic trick \n i ching trigrams can predict the chinese character chosen by spectator, kind of design duplication \n unknown \n a version in english \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012

A First Chinese Magic Trick

Variations

128



a version in english \n english version of the chinese i ching divination trick
the first variation: magician predicts thought of object using letter cards, not that good
the second variation: magician divines thought of object using drawn diagrams \n persi diaconis \n ron graham \n a first chinese magic trick \n unknown
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

A Version in English

Inspired by

131



a performance piece \n prediction routine involving playing cards and i ching trigrams, involve some fortune telling and answering questions posed by audience \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

A Performance Piece

133



probability and the i ching \n mathematical aspects of i ching \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

Probability and the I Ching

136



what does up must come down \n chapter on mathematics of juggling \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

What Does Up Must Come Down

137



stars of mathematical magic \n \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

Stars of Mathematical Magic

153



alex elmsley \n about alex elmsley's work in mathematical magic \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

Alex Elmsley

156



penelope's principle \n \n alex elmsley
2012
Alex Elmsley

Penelope's Principle

159



bob neale \n about bob neale's work in mathematical magic \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

Bob Neale

160



insideoutside \n endless chain / pricking the garter
 a fair throw
 a cheating throw
 a superfair throw \n persi diaconis \n ron graham \n robert e. neale
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham, Robert E. Neale

InsideOutside

164



a dai vernon trick \n chain wrapped around fingers of magician and spectator, chain can escape \n dai vernon
2012
Dai Vernon

A Dai Vernon Trick

171



henry christ \n \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

Henry Christ

173



the roulette system \n betting game, magician predicts the outcome of the bet, simulate roulette with red and black cards \n persi diaconis \n ron graham \n henry christ
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham, Henry Christ

The Roulette System

177



stewart james \n \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

Stewart James

181



miraskill scissorspaperstone \n miraskill with cards printed for game of scissors, paper and stone \n joe fendel \n miraskill \n stewart james
2012
Joe Fendel

Miraskill ScissorsPaperStone

Inspired by

184



the mysterious number seven \n sum prediction of numbers filled in grid, uses the aag principle \n stewart james \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Stewart James, Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

The Mysterious Number Seven

187



charles thornton jordan \n about charles jordan's work in mathematical magic \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

Charles Thornton Jordan

189



bob hummer \n about bob hummer's work in mathematical magic \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

Bob Hummer

201



hummer's threecard monte \n spectator thinks of one of three cards and switches a few cards around, magician divines thought of card, can do with any three objects \n bob hummer \n our contribution \n persi diaconis \n ron graham \n rock, paper, scissors \n cy endfield \n bob neale's rock, paper, scissors \n robert e. neale
2012
Bob Hummer

Hummer's ThreeCard Monte

Variations

204



our contribution \n variation on hummer's three card monte \n persi diaconis \n ron graham \n hummer's threecard monte \n bob hummer
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

Our Contribution

Inspired by

207



rock, paper, scissors \n hummer's three card monte with rock paper scissors theme \n cy endfield \n hummer's threecard monte \n bob hummer
2012
Cy Endfield

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Inspired by

209



bob neale's rock, paper, scissors \n hummer's three card monte with rock paper scissors theme variation \n robert e. neale \n hummer's threecard monte \n bob hummer
2012
Robert E. Neale

Bob Neale's Rock, Paper, Scissors

Inspired by

210



martin gardner \n about martin gardner's work in mathematical magic \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

Martin Gardner

211



going further \n other books to check out \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

Going Further

220



on secrets \n \n persi diaconis \n ron graham
2012
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham

On Secrets

225


