Fulves, Karl: Curioser© 1980 Kark Fulves, Teaneck, NJ Softcover, comb-bound, 8.5x11", 61 pages |
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**Comments**: From the introduction: "Compared with their
counterparts of half-century ago, contemporary mathematical tricks
depend far less on dealing and counting and more on increasingly
sophisticated, well-concealed principles for their working. The
line of demarcation between the old and the new was the
publication, quarter-century ago, of Martin Gardner's Mathematics,
Magic and Mystery 1956, the first and still the best treatment of
modern mathematical magic. Since that time, and enormous quantity
of ingenious new mathematical magic has been published. If Charles
Jordan was a giant in the field during the early part of the
century, I think it would be fair to say that Bob Hummer has
emerged as the leading figure in the years since. His use of
formal logic and magical effects has opened the door to remarkable
new approaches. The complete Hummer output published in Hummer’s
Collected Secrets, represents an inexhaustible source of
inspiration. The present collection began with the idea of doing a
book that followed the format of the Gardner book, but the project
was too ambitious. What is represented here is one brief chapter,
a glimpse of some of the excellent new mathematical magic that is
slowly working its way into print."

**Contents**:

1 Introduction

2 __Geometric Vanishes__

2 The Disappearing Rabbit (Paul Curry)

6 Rabbit Reunion (Karl Fulves)

9 The Moving Pip

10 Powerdox (Karl Fulves)

11 Euclid's Vanish (Martin Gardner)

12 The Geometric Slate (Karl Fulves)

13 __Jeff Busby Chapter__

13 A Reflection Problem

21 The Constant Straight

24 Polar Repulsion Straights

26 The Insane Australian

28 No Commercial Potential

29 __Alex Elmsley Chapter__

29 Liar's Matrix

30 The Octal Pencil

31 Honesty Test

33 Pack of Lies

34 No Memory

35 And Again

35 Lewry's Lie Detecot

36 Blind Stud

37 Tell Me Three Times

38 Parity Failure

39 __Karl Fulves Chapter__

39 Gray Codes

42 No Tables, No Charts

43 A Four-Bit Trick

44 Hex Squared

46 Auto Abucus Notes

49 The Auto Abacus Trick

50 Reflection

51 Red Less Black

52 A Gray Code Problem

53 Not Reflected

54 __Last Chapter__

54 Forced March (Sam Schwartz)

55 The Square Ring (Sam Schwartz & KF)

56 The No-Name Game (Father Cyprian)

59 Parity Notes (Charles Hudson)

60 Unstacked Parity (Roy Walton)