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Who's #1? The Science of Rating and Ranking

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Amy 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 ...more
Hardcover, 266 pages
Published 2012 by Princeton University Press
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James Swenson
Mar 11, 2012 James Swenson rated it really liked it
This is a very readable math textbook. Professors will find lots of excellent material for side projects here. Most is particularly appropriate for linear algebra students, but there are also bits and pieces of statistics and combinatorics.

Mathematicians with a research (or hobby) interest in generating rankings will particularly enjoy having all the available details of many well-known ranking systems collected in one volume. The math is all here, along with the motivation, the practical issues
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