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- April 14th, 2014, 6:40 am
- Forum: General
- Topic: How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards?
- Replies: 43
- Views: 8568
Here is a problem ... What is the number of random deck arrangements needed to reach a point were there is a 50% chance that one of the arrangements will be duplicated. Sort of a variation of The Birthday Paradox. Approximately 10574307231100289363611308602026251 arrangements. [This comes from solv...
- February 15th, 2013, 8:05 am
- Forum: Alternative Media
- Topic: prominent blog praises Sleights of Mind
- Replies: 37
- Views: 3165
I had a long talk with Max Maven last night, who corrected my impression that Ricki Dunn's pickpocketing was stooged. It was not. Obviously a shirt pull must be, but the rest of his act was legit pickpocketing. Ricki Dunn's book The Professional Stage Pickpocket has a few pages (p41-45) on the use ...
- July 11th, 2011, 7:21 am
- Forum: Kaufman & Company
- Topic: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas
- Replies: 704
- Views: 233375
Deluxe edition received this morning in the UK (London).
- February 10th, 2011, 6:54 pm
- Forum: Buzz
- Topic: February Issue of Genii Should Start Arriving this Week
- Replies: 44
- Views: 7339
Received today in London, UK.
There's an interesting paper available ( Why Psychologists Must Change the Way They Analyze Their Data: The Case of Psi ) available that discusses this. That conclusion is essentially that the use of statistics by psychologists is poor. The paper's abstract ends with the note: We conclude that Bems ...
If you are interested in these type of puzzles you should try one of the books by Raymond Smullyan. The books generally introduce a mathematical concept by a puzzle route, but the first third of most of the books is concerned with "liar / truth-teller" puzzles. "The Lady or the Tiger&...
- August 6th, 2004, 1:08 pm
- Forum: General
- Topic: Faro work, binary and Michael Close
- Replies: 9
- Views: 326
An excellent, although very mathematical source, for information on this can be found in "Magic Tricks, Card Shuffling and Dynamic Computer Memories" by S. Brent Morris. I read this wearing my mathematicians (rather than magicians) hat but, in essence, it proves various theorems / shows va...