Geometry is one of the most logical human pursuits. Geometry can also be deceiving, and magicians use it to create the illusion of magic. This ebook discusses magic tricks based on geometric vanishes, also known as the Missing Square Puzzle. These magic tricks have recently become wildly popular with millions of views on YouTube.
These magic tricks evolved from a mathematical error to an apparent paradox. Magicians have added layers of deception to turn mathematics into a piece of theatre. This ebook discusses the history and principles of the three types of geometric vanishes:
- The Vanishing Leprechaun
- The Curry Paradox
- The Tangram Paradox
Each chapter is richly illustrated to give the reader insight into how these tricks work. The ebook also contains various templates that you can use to create your own geometric magic tricks.
1st edition 2019, PDF 49 pages.
word count: 8143 which is equivalent to 32 standard pages of text