Political Numeracy

Political Numeracy

Mathematical Perspectives on Our Chaotic Constitution

Book - 2002
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Meyerson shows how the principle of probability played an important role in the seemingly contradictory decisions in the criminal and civil trials of O.J. Simpson. He also makes a convincing case for the mathematical virtues of the electoral college, despite the drama of the presidential election of 2000, uses game theory to explain the constantly shifting balance of power among the three branches of our federal government, relates the concept of infinity to the ongoing heated debate over abortion, and uses topology and chaos theory to explain why our Constitution has managed thus far to survive the turmoil of social and political change in America.
Publisher: New York : Norton, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393041729
Characteristics: 287 p. : ill. ; 22 cm


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