By Amy N. Langville,Carl D. D. Meyer

A website's score on Google can spell the adaptation among luck and failure for a brand new enterprise. NCAA soccer rankings confirm which faculties get to play for the massive funds in postseason bowl video games. Product rankings impact every thing from the garments we put on to the films we decide on on Netflix. scores and scores are in all places, yet how precisely do they paintings? Who's #1? deals an attractive and obtainable account of the way clinical score and rating tools are created and utilized to a number of uses.

Amy Langville and Carl Meyer give you the first accomplished assessment of the mathematical algorithms and strategies used to expense and rank activities groups, political applicants, items, websites, and extra. In a chain of fascinating asides, Langville and Meyer offer attention-grabbing insights into the inventive contributions of a number of the field's pioneers. They survey and examine the various equipment hired this present day, exhibiting why their strengths and weaknesses rely on the underlying aim, and explaining why and whilst a given process may be thought of. Langville and Meyer additionally describe what can and cannot be anticipated from the main frequent systems.

The technology of ranking and rating touches almost each part of our lives, and now you don't want to be a professional to appreciate the way it quite works. Who's #1? is the definitive advent to the topic. It beneficial properties easy-to-understand examples and engaging trivialities and historic proof, and lots more and plenty of the necessary arithmetic is included.

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