Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Science
Francis Edward Su
Mathematical concepts have aided the progression of many different fields of study. Math is not only helpful in science and engineering, but also in the humanities and social sciences. Therefore, it seemed quite natural to apply my preliminary work with set intersections to voting theory, and that application has helped to focus my thesis. Rather than studying set intersections in general, I am attempting to study set intersections and what they mean in a voting situation. This can lead to better ways to model preferences and to predict which campaign platforms will be most popular. Because I feel that allowing people to only vote for one candidate results in a loss of too much information, I consider approval voting, where people can vote for as many platforms as they like.
Berg, Deborah, "Connections Between Voting Theory and Graph Theory" (2005). HMC Senior Theses. 178.