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Comment author: Denkenberger 18 November 2017 06:42:38PM 0 points [-]

Wow - is there a paper to this effect? I would be surprised if it is that high for the technical fields.

Comment author: Benito 18 November 2017 07:32:27PM 1 point [-]

I haven't read Caplan's book, but I can imagine >50% of the math learned in a math course being not used in a technical career outside of research, and furthermore that the heuristics picked up in those courses are not generalisable (e.g. geometry heuristics not applying to differential equations).