Amy N. LangvilleCarl D. MeyerFebruary 26, 2012

Princeton University PressAmy Langville and Carl Meyer provide the first comprehensive overview of the mathematical algorithms and methods used to rate and rank sports teams, political candidates, products, Web pages, and more. In a series of interesting asides, Langville and Meyer provide fascinating insights into the ingenious contributions of many of the field's pioneers. They survey and compare the different methods employed today, showing why their strengths and weaknesses depend on the underlying goal, and explaining why and when a given method should be considered. Langville and Meyer also describe what can and can't be expected from the most widely used systems.

The science of rating and ranking touches virtually every facet of our lives, and now you don't need to be an expert to understand how it really works. *Who's #1?* is the definitive introduction to the subject. It features easy-to-understand examples and interesting trivia and historical facts, and much of the required mathematics is included.

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Princeton University Press

Published on

Feb 26, 2012

Pages

272

ISBN

9781400841677

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Language

English

Genres

Computers / Computer Science

Mathematics / Applied

Mathematics / Counting & Numeration

Mathematics / Probability & Statistics / General

Science / General

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