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## Gallia Est Omnis Divisa In Partes Quattuor

*Neil Calkin and Colm Mulcahy*

### in The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects: Research in Recreational Math

- Published in print:
- 2015
- Published Online:
- October 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780691164038
- eISBN:
- 9781400881338
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691164038.003.0010
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter presents a single unified proof for a certain move that could be performed on packets of cards which, when repeated four times, brought the cards back to their initial arrangement. That ... More

## The Logic of Uncertainty

*Peter Coles*

### in From Cosmos to Chaos: The Science of Unpredictability

- Published in print:
- 2006
- Published Online:
- January 2010
- ISBN:
- 9780198567622
- eISBN:
- 9780191718250
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567622.003.0002
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Since the subject of this book is probability, its meaning and its relevance for science and society, this chapter starts with a short explanation of how to go about the business of calculating ... More

## Heartless Poker

*Dominic Lanphier and Laura Taalman*

### in The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects: Research in Recreational Math

- Published in print:
- 2015
- Published Online:
- October 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780691164038
- eISBN:
- 9781400881338
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691164038.003.0011
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter considers three hands in poker. It shows how the probabilities of obtaining a Full House, Straight, and Flush level off compared to the probabilities of the other hands, and then looks ... More

## An Introduction to Gilbreath Numbers

*Robert W. Vallin*

### in The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects: Research in Recreational Math

- Published in print:
- 2015
- Published Online:
- October 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780691164038
- eISBN:
- 9781400881338
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691164038.003.0012
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter mathematically analyzes the behavior of a card trick described by an undergraduate math major at the University of California, Los Angeles, named Norman Gilbreath. Stated succinctly, ... More

## Spenser’s Miniature Map of Faerie

*Katarzyna Lecky*

### in Pocket Maps and Public Poetry in the English Renaissance

- Published in print:
- 2019
- Published Online:
- May 2019
- ISBN:
- 9780198834694
- eISBN:
- 9780191872778
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198834694.003.0001
- Subject:
- Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter 1 reads Spenser’s 1590 Faerie Queene in light of the miniature cartographic aesthetic exemplified by William Bowes’s 1590 county playing cards. I show that in the poem, which earned Spenser a ... More

## Ephemerality

### in Interacting with Print: Elements of Reading in the Era of Print Saturation

- Published in print:
- 2018
- Published Online:
- May 2019
- ISBN:
- 9780226469140
- eISBN:
- 9780226469287
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- University of Chicago Press
- DOI:
- 10.7208/chicago/9780226469287.003.0009
- Subject:
- History, History of Ideas

This chapter considers ephemeral print: tickets, handbills, playing cards, periodicals unlikely to be reread, crude woodcuts, completed or blank forms. Unlike durable print, ephemeral print can be ... More

## The Pains of Racism

*Coretta Phillips*

### in The Multicultural Prison: Ethnicity, Masculinity, and Social Relations among Prisoners

- Published in print:
- 2012
- Published Online:
- January 2013
- ISBN:
- 9780199697229
- eISBN:
- 9780191760556
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697229.003.0006
- Subject:
- Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Here prisoners' perspectives on their institutional treatment as racialized prisoners are explored. The chapter considers equating the pains and deprivations of imprisonment with the pains of racist ... More

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