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The Mathematics of Social Justice - FYS 141


Alexander Hamilton said, “The first duty of society is justice.” Today there is vociferous argument about the prevalence of justice. To what degree is our society just? Are there practical ways to make it more just? This course applies basic mathematics to controversial issues like elections and income distribution in an attempt to look at them objectively. Using mathematics that everybody is taught, we’ll try to make sense out of conflicting opinions on these issues, so discovering the practical importance of a solid foundation in mathematics for everyone. – Professor Root 
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