## Mathematical MagicStimulating treasury of entertaining tricks, stunts, and magical effects based on such mathematical principles and ideas as magic squares, the Fibonacci Series, Moebius strips, cycloids, topology, and more. Only simple props required: from playing cards and matches to coins. No magic or mathematical skills needed. |

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### Contents

Section 1 | 5 |

Section 2 | 9 |

Section 3 | 13 |

Section 4 | 37 |

Section 5 | 44 |

Section 6 | 59 |

Section 7 | 60 |

Section 8 | 81 |

Section 9 | 106 |

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