THE PRESTIGE one of the finest movie directed by Christopher Nolan, if you have seen it you’ll be able to correlate Mathematics with Magic
In Mathematics, every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called “The Pledge”. The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man.
A = B = 1
He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course.. it probably isn’t.
A = B
(Multiply by B on both sides)
A*B = B2
(Deduct A2 from both sides)
A*B – A2 = B2 – A2
The second act is called “The Turn”. The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary.
A*(B−A) = (B+A)*(B−A)
(Divide by (B−A) on both sides)
A = B+A
1 = 1+1
1 = 2
Now you’re looking for the secret… but you won’t find it, because of course you’re not really looking. You don’t really want to know. You want to be fooled.
That’s why every Mathematical trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call “The Prestige”.
I know it’s mathematically wrong. That’s why it’s a “trick”.
In every magic trick the real question is not HOW its WHEN
(lines from DARK )
What’s wrong in the above correlation ? If you can answer it, your concepts are clear, if you can’t its time to study.
“The source of the above correlation is Quora “