Math and Statistics Lecture Series: Math Mathemagical Tricks

Sep 5, 2018 , 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Darwin 103
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Math Mathemagical Tricks Jay Cummings, Sacramento State University

Most magic tricks amaze by the subtle use of small lies: a well-practiced sleight of the hand, or equipment with a deceptive property. Others, though, require no lies at all—they are self-working tricks, relying only on the magic and mystery that is inherent in mathematics. In this talk I will demonstrate several mathematical tricks for you, and will show you how (most) of them are done.

Enjoy tea and cookies at the Math and Statistics Lecture Series every Wednesday at 4PM. 

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