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Topic: Best MathAMagicians 


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.. 


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! 


I think you can include Simon Aronson's card work as some of the most cunningly disguised usable math based effects around. Jack Shalom 


[quote] On 20060221 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.. [/quote] Harry Lorayne, certainly. 


Martin Joyal is diabolical. 


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 MathMagician 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 2831) Have fun ROi 


Check out MATHEMATICAL WIZARDRY, folks. Wrote it just for you. And, And, roitau really knows! Best  HARRY LORAYNE. 


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: 


[quote] On 20060624 12:06, Harry Lorayne wrote: Check out MATHEMATICAL WIZARDRY, folks. Wrote it just for you. And, And, roitau really knows! Best  HARRY LORAYNE. [/quote] 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 wellread amongst us will be disappointed if they shell out the doremi 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 overzealous 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 