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Topic: Best Math-A-Magicians
Message: Posted by: Algebra2 (Feb 21, 2006 04:10AM)
Which magician amateur, professional are among the best who combine are associated with math and magic?
Martin Gardner, Persi Diaconis, Arthur Benjamin, the last two are also math teachers..
Message: Posted by: bobmcmathman (Feb 28, 2006 05:32PM)
Alg man, my picks would have to be Gardner and Lennart Green. I've never seen Gardner perform (are there any such performances recorded?) but Green's stuff kills me!
Message: Posted by: landmark (Mar 1, 2006 07:38PM)
I think you can include Simon Aronson's card work as some of the most cunningly disguised usable math based effects around.


Jack Shalom
Message: Posted by: LobowolfXXX (Apr 16, 2006 11:15PM)
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On 2006-02-21 05:10, Algebra2 wrote:
Which magician amateur, professional are among the best who combine are associated with math and magic?
Martin Gardner, Persi Diaconis, Arthur Benjamin, the last two are also math teachers..
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Harry Lorayne, certainly.
Message: Posted by: Carlos Lacuna (Apr 18, 2006 05:34PM)
Martin Joyal is diabolical.
Message: Posted by: roi_tau (Jun 23, 2006 10:25AM)
Joyal is very good.

Martin Gardner never preformed in his life (exept one time he demonstrated magic tricks in toy store when he was a student)

I don't think Lennart Green is a Math-Magician and Harry lorayne mostly do memory feats (like the great Simon Aronson)

Stewert James did some great things with math if you have time to go thru all of his work(2700 pages!!)

And I must mention Mel Stover(Genni magazine september 1999 page 28-31)

Have fun
ROi
Message: Posted by: Harry Lorayne (Jun 24, 2006 11:06AM)
Check out MATHEMATICAL WIZARDRY, folks. Wrote it just for you. And, And, roi-tau really knows! Best - HARRY LORAYNE.
Message: Posted by: LordPH (Jun 30, 2006 03:07AM)
So if we are talking tricks what needs or uses a mathematical skills

I Will say Aronson & Lorayne!

Of course there is memorymasters all around the world but these two masters came first in my mind!

BWT. That Lorayne´s book ROCKS! :righton:
Message: Posted by: stanalger (Jul 3, 2006 11:31AM)
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On 2006-06-24 12:06, Harry Lorayne wrote:
Check out MATHEMATICAL WIZARDRY, folks. Wrote it just for you. And, And, roi-tau really knows! Best - HARRY LORAYNE.
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I'm not sure who the "you" refers to in Harry Lorayne's second sentence
quoted above.

MATHEMATICAL WIZARDRY is a good book for the newbies interested in mathematical effects. But it's only fair to point out to "Magical equations" regulars
that there's not much new in this book.

The well-read amongst us will be disappointed if they shell out the do-re-mi
for this book. But for those who haven't already devoured the classics of
recreational math, you'll probably find it worth the price.

(I hesitated to share this opinion...but I'm tired of purchasing books
based on over-zealous recommendations from other Café members. Book
recommendations are useless if they're not honest. In the case of this
book, I thought the ad copy was very honest. Careful reading of the
ad convinced me that this book wasn't for me. Having finally seen a
copy, I see that I was right.)

Stan