Reference Topics 17-2

This site on voting discusses some of the voting dilemmas encountered in this section:
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Voting.html

This site by the American Mathematical Society gives an excellent overview of voting and elections.
http://www.ams.org/featurecolumn/archive/voting-introduction.html

This site gives some references to Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem:… See the whole entry

Section 17.1: Voting

17.1 Outline

  1. Dictatorship
  2. Majority rule
    1. vote
    2. definition
    3. symmetry
  3. Plurality method
  4. Borda count
    1. definition
    2. run-off election
  5. Hare method
  6. Pairwise comparison method
    1. binary voting
    2. definition
  7. Tournament method
    1. sequential voting
    2. tournament method
    3. tournament elimination method
  8. Approval voting method
  9. Summary

 

17.1 Essential Ideas

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