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Mathematics and magic may seem a strange combination, but many of the most powerful magical effects performed today have mathematics at their core, just as mathematics lies behind almost all technologies we use, products we buy and the jobs we do. This series features mathematicians and magicians Matt Parker, Peter McOwan and Jason Davison. For more information on amazing maths, science and engineering powered magic, you might like to explore www.mathematicalmagic.com , www.illusioneering.org and www.cs4fn.org/magic . This video was produced by the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Queen Mary, University of London and wideangles.tv, with support from the UK HE STEM project and additional support from cs4fn

Mathematical Magic Queen Mary University of London

    • Onderwijs

Mathematics and magic may seem a strange combination, but many of the most powerful magical effects performed today have mathematics at their core, just as mathematics lies behind almost all technologies we use, products we buy and the jobs we do. This series features mathematicians and magicians Matt Parker, Peter McOwan and Jason Davison. For more information on amazing maths, science and engineering powered magic, you might like to explore www.mathematicalmagic.com , www.illusioneering.org and www.cs4fn.org/magic . This video was produced by the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Queen Mary, University of London and wideangles.tv, with support from the UK HE STEM project and additional support from cs4fn

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    Mathematical Magic Trailer

    Mathematical Magic Trailer

    A sneak peak into the world of Magic and Maths

    • 42 sec.
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    Introduction

    Introduction

    Meet the magicians and find out what mathematical magic they have in store...Peter McOwan is Professor of Computer Science in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London and a lifelong amateur magician.
    Matt Parker is Mathematics Outreach Coordinator for the School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London, a fully trained stand up comedian and was previously a maths school teacher.
    Jason Davison is a semi-professional magician and a maths school teacher.

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    Body Language

    Body Language

    Using the magic of algebra Professor McOwan shows us how we can predict what cards a person may be holding. This may come in useful to poker fans!

    • 13 min.
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    The Chatty Jokers

    The Chatty Jokers

    How are these Jokers able to predict a punters choices? Jason Davison issues a challenge in this demonstration of a card classic.

    • 2 min.
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    Dicing with Destiny

    Dicing with Destiny

    How can we influence the roll of a die? Matt Parker demonstrates and explains how to win using Non-Transitive Dice.

    • 3 min.
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    Die Hard

    Die Hard

    How can you count something you can't see? Matt Parker performs this trick to show how hidden information can influence our decisions

    • 2 min.

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