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A Combinatorial View of Weighted Voting

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A Combinatorial View of Weighted Voting
author
Stasikelis, Kara Aileen
abstract
Given a chain of the partially ordered set of weighted games, it is currently unknown if weights can be assigned to each of the $n$ voters so that the chain is weighted. We conjecture that every consistent chain $C$ through weighted games admits weights, $\vec{w}$, such that for all weighted games $v$ in $C$, there exists a quota $q$ such that $v = (q, \vec{w})$. We prove that this is the case for $n\leq 5$. It is still currently unknown whether our conjecture is true for $n >5$.
contributor
Mason, Sarah (committee chair)
Howards, Hugh (committee member)
Moore, Frank (committee member)
date
2013-06-06T21:19:38Z (accessioned)
2013 (issued)
degree
Mathematics (discipline)
embargo
forever (terms)
10000-01-01 (liftdate)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/38573 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
type
Thesis

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