Magical Mathematics: The Mathematical Ideas That Animate Great Magic Tricks

@article{Robert2013MagicalMT,
  title={Magical Mathematics: The Mathematical Ideas That Animate Great Magic Tricks},
  author={Christian P. Robert},
  journal={CHANCE},
  year={2013},
  volume={26},
  pages={50 - 51}
}
When learning that Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham had co-authored a book on the mathematics of magic, I immediately asked Princeton University Press for a copy! Even though I am not at all interested in card tricks. Nor in juggling. (The title is a wee confusing [to a non-native speaker like me], as it sounds like focusing on the magics [sic] of mathematics, rather than the converse.) Once the book arrived, I showed it to my wife, and she started reading it right away, going over the first… 

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