From: Alex Chan
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2021 23:07:01 +0000 (+0000)
Subject: Review "Mathematics and Politics"
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Review "Mathematics and Politics"
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- author: Alan D. Taylor
- cover_image: 'mathematics-and-politics-strategy-voting-power-and-proof.jpg'
- publication_year: '1995'
- title: 'Mathematics and Politics: Strategy, Voting, Power, and Proof'
- isbn10: '1441926615'
- isbn13: '9781441926616'
-plan:
- date_added: '2019-08-12'
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+---
+book:
+ author: Alan D. Taylor and Allison M. Pacelli
+ cover_image: 'mathematics-and-politics-strategy-voting-power-and-proof.jpg'
+ publication_year: '1995'
+ title: 'Mathematics and Politics: Strategy, Voting, Power, and Proof'
+ isbn10: '1441926615'
+ isbn13: '9781441926616'
+plan:
+ date_added: '2019-08-12'
+review:
+ date_read: 2021-03-12
+ format: paperback
+ rating: 4
+---
+
+I read eight of the twelve chapters, which was enough for now.
+
+This book covers a bunch of ideas around voting and strategy.
+Each chapter covers one topic, and it's broken up into easy-to-follow sections.
+There are plenty of relevant examples and explanations to follow, and the proofs were well-explained.
+(No "ABC is trivial" or "obviously XYZ".)
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+This is a textbook, and at the end of each chapter there are lots of exercises to help cement the concepts.
+I didn't do the exercises -- I just read the prose.
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+I'd certainly pick this up again if I wanted to do a more in-depth study of the topic.