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Mathematics and politics : strategy, voting, power and proof

Author: Alan D Taylor; Allison M Pacelli
Publisher: New York, NY, USA : Springer, [2010]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"Mathematics And Politics requires no prerequisites in either subject. The underlying philosophy involves minimizing algebraic computations while focusing on the conceptual aspects of mathematics in the context of real-world questions in political science. This new edition has an added co-author, Allison Pacelli, and covers six major topics: social choice, yes-no voting systems, political power, game-theoretic  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan D Taylor; Allison M Pacelli
ISBN: 9781441926616 1441926615
OCLC Number: 703204644
Description: xv, 364 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Social Choice --
2. Yes-No Voting --
3. Political Power --
4. Conflict --
5. Fairness --
6. Escalation --
7. More Social Choice --
8. More Yes-No Voting --
9. More Political Power --
10. More Conflict --
11. More Fairness --
12. More Escalation.
Responsibility: Alan D. Taylor, Department of Mathematics, Union College, Schenectady, NY, Allison M. Pacelli, Department of Mathematics, Williams College, Williamstown, MA.

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This revised book teaches humanities majors the accessibility and beauty of discrete and deductive mathematics. It assumes no prior knowledge of either college-level mathematics or political science,  Read more...

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From the reviews of the second edition:"Mathematics and Politics is the fruit of undergraduate mathematics courses taught by the authors. The primary audience is political and social science majors. Read more...

 
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