Review "Mathematics and Politics"
authorAlex Chan <alex@alexwlchan.net>
Fri, 12 Mar 2021 23:07:01 +0000 (23:07 +0000)
committerAlex Chan <alex@alexwlchan.net>
Fri, 12 Mar 2021 23:07:01 +0000 (23:07 +0000)
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-book:
-  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".)
+
+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.
+
+I'd certainly pick this up again if I wanted to do a more in-depth study of the topic.