Posted by: rfgarcia | November 14, 2008

Reading Project: The Most Complicated and Fantastic Card Trick Ever Invented

I did my reading project on this paper by Kurt Eisemann http://www.jstor.org/pss/2322670. Here’s a pdf of my write-up:

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  1. […] Trick (as a puzzle) Posted on November 15, 2008 by Jason Dyer I was just reading about a magic trick invented by Charles Peirce and described by Martin Gardner and I wanted to mention my own favorite in math magic tricks (also described by Martin Gardner). […]

  2. Modular arithmetic is wonderful, I agree. I think there are probably an endless number of card tricks that can be invented with it. Using the mathematics of modular arithmetic and permutations, did you think of any similar tricks?


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