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Topic: Mathematical Memorized Deck Work
Message: Posted by: juggernought (Sep 19, 2010 05:49PM)
I am particularly interested at the moment in some mathematical principles which can be used with memorized decks. Recently I have been reading some of the Aronson books in which I have a found a lot of great information. I was wondering if anyone could recommend any sources as to where I could find mathematical principles which can be of use when working with a memorized deck? Thanks.
Message: Posted by: gdw (Sep 19, 2010 06:13PM)
Not quite sure what you mean. Are you talking about a stack where in the arrangement has some sort of mathematical predictability, or similar? Or like using a formula to convert from card to position?

Tamariz covers the math behind faros and how to calculate where a car would end up in several of his books I think. I know he at least touches on it in Mnemonica, as well as What calculation to do to proceed from one card to the next after faroing from a memorized order.
Message: Posted by: Doug McKenzie (Nov 11, 2010 08:58PM)
Gilbreath can be used with stack work too
Message: Posted by: Troels (Nov 21, 2010 08:20AM)
If you ask beceause you would prefer to calculate instead of memorizing a stack, then the Si Stebbins Pro might appeal to you. It is a slightly modyfied Si Stebbin where the color sequence looks a lot more accidental (instances of 2 or 3 cards of the same color in the sequence). By means of a few rules you are able to calculate the position of any card, the distance between cards and the card at any number (If you don't mind doing some calculations under pressure).

If you like it you could eventually memorize the whole stack and use the calculation rules as back up.

Available at http://www.lybrary.com

Message: Posted by: gaddy (Nov 27, 2010 03:27AM)
A little beyond the understanding of my puny mortal math mind, but you might be interested in this:

Message: Posted by: Scott Cram (Nov 27, 2010 02:16PM)
Interesting article, gaddy! I knew Leo Boudreau-type routines would be handy! ;)
Message: Posted by: topchange52 (Jan 13, 2011 12:51PM)
Alex Elmsley also used a mathematical principle for his Fate's diary trick that looked pretty random, it could be used as a partial memorised stack
Message: Posted by: mago.niko (Jan 15, 2011 01:04PM)
I think Breakthrough card system by Richard Osterlind is what you need.. It's a little bit difficult to calculate the cards but it worths a fortune. The deck looks like totally shuffled and you can accomplish miracles..