Mathematics, Magic & Mystery by Martin Gardner - Book

Price $11.95
Sale: $8.96
Save: 25% off

 Ready To Ship: Between Oct 18th and Oct 19th.
Quantity Limited - 5 left!



Add to Cart:




Why do card tricks work? How can magicians do astonishing feats of mathematics mentally? Why do stage "mind-reading" tricks work? As a rule we simply accept these tricks as "magic," we seldom recognize that they are really demonstrations of strict laws based on probability, sets, theory of numbers, topology and other branches of mathematics.

This is the first book-length study of this fascinating branch of recreational mathematics. Written by one of the foremost experts on mathematical magic, it summarizes, with considerable historical data and bibliography, all previous work in this field; it is also a creative examination of laws and their exemplification, with scores of new tricks, new insights and new demonstrations. In this volume, for the first time, dozens of topological tricks are explained and dozens of manipulation tricks are aligned with mathematical law.

Non-technical, detailed and clear, this volume contains 115 sections discussing tricks with cards, dice, coins, etc.; topological tricks with handkerchiefs, cards, etc.; geometrical vanishing effects; demonstrations with pure numbers; and dozens of other topics. You will learn how a Moebius strip works, how a Curry square can "prove" that the whole is not equal to the sum of its parts and lots more.

No skill at sleight-of-hand is needed to perform the more than 500 tricks described. Mathematics guarantees their success, they will work for anyone. Mathematics Magic and Mystery includes detailed examinations of laws and their application permits you to create your own problems and effects.

Pages 174 - Softbound, Illustrated


  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner
  • Manufactured by:
    Dover Publications



This product was added to our catalog on Friday 27 May, 2005.

Customers who bought this product also purchased...
Vertigo Prediction (Gimmicks and Online Instructions) by Bazar de Magia - Trick

Some years ago Rodrigo Romano delighted us with his effect Gilligan Prediction. Now he surprises us once again, with his new creation: VERTIGO. Let's ... more info -

$70.00
Shipping Time: usually ships within 1 business day!
(Availability Guaranteed - More than 24 left!)


Three Way Force Bag (Large) by Eran Blizovsky - Trick

The clear force bag is one of the most underrated props in the magic world that has a multitude of uses for kid performer's right up to mentalists. ... more info -

$15.00
Shipping Time: usually ships within 1 business day!
( Availability Limited - 19 left!)


Clear forcing Bag by Premium Magic - Trick

This is a magical utility prop that can be used in various ways in magic as well in mentalism. Since the prop looks natural even if you are a hard ... more info -

$4.50
Sale: $3.38
Save: 25% off
Shipping Time: usually ships within 1 business day!
(Availability Guaranteed - More than 24 left!)


Untouched by Ryuhei Nakamura - DVD
Sign Up for our Newsletter

1 HOUR SALE!

Cards Bicycle Pro Poker Peek - Red
Cards Bicycle Pro Poker Peek - Red
Was $27.30

Now: $10.92

60% Off!
HURRY! Only 1 Left!

Reward Points

No points earned yet on current order.
Log in to see how many reward points you have already earned

Manufacturer Info

Monthly Achievement!

Spend $300 or more and earn $30.00 credit!
Spent: $0.00 out of $300
Login to Activate
(Click for rules and details)

Testimonials

Customer Service

Had a slight problem with one of the effects instructional dvd. Jeff stepped up to the plate and gave GREAT old fashioned customer service. Much...
Read More ->


great site!

MJM Magic has a great support! I just ordered my package and I saw on the tracking that the package shipped very fast! I'm really suppriezed, cause...
Read More ->


Have an Effect?

Submit A Trick