Math Club Talk - Steve Butler

Mathematics of shuffling

Date: 4/18/2018
Time: 4:00PM-5:00PM
Place: 315 Armstrong Hall

Steve Butler

Abstract: The ability to shuffle cards is an important part of many games, but you have to make sure the person is doing a good job of shuffling! Magicians (and more recently mathematicians) have worked to master the art of shuffling to arrange the deck in certain orders. We will focus on one particular type of shuffling, the perfect shuffle, and look at how magicians can use this together with binary numbers to manipulate the deck.

All are welcome.