Performing Mathematical Magic

Fernando Blasco
Proceedings of Bridges 2011: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2011)
Pages 351–356 Regular Papers

Abstract

The performance of mathematics on stage is not very common although many mathematicians are amateur magicians. In this paper we discuss mathematical magic as a performing art, given some tips on presentation as well as the description of mathematical tricks that work fine in a mathematical magic show. Everything is contrasted by personal experience performed in different contexts.

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