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It depends how you ask it. This is true of every type of question*, but it is easy to forget about when asking for a book recommendation. Simply asking "what is the best book to learn algebra from?" is a bad question (high school algebra, or abstract algebra? Also, any answer will be opinion-based, due to the word "best"). Asking "I'...


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Do be aware that even if you have a precise mathematical definition that you think captures (the non-mathematical) meritocracy, and you have rigorous mathematical proofs of certain theorems of this mathematical concept, there still is a disconnect between the mathematical theorems and the real-world concept. One will always need some non-mathematical ...


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