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There isn't a CS subject test? I'd think strong references would mean more then. You talk about the Math Subject test as if it's an impossible beast. It is a hard test, but it's not anywhere near impossible to get 750800 on it (not sure what your definition of crush it is). Half of it is just calculus, which is pretty easy if you actually understood calculus and didn't just get A's your freshman year. Probably another 2030% are easytodoable problems in algebra, linear algebra, algorithms, discrete math, probability, etc. If he took some classes in analysis, complex variables, topology, etc., he can probably figure out most of the rest.
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uh oh
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If not, that Princeton book you linked to has some pretty good info on some of the basics IIRC.
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Analysis and algebra aren't like the preliminary actuarial exams where you can pick up a study manual and learn everything. You need an actual textbook. And preferably a teacher who can explain the nuances to you.
Not to mention that the math gre is taken by (imo) a smarter subset of math people than those who take actuarial exams.
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Duh.

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