Date of Award
Master of Arts in Mathematics
First Reader/Committee Chair
A k-majority tournament is a directed graph that models a k-majority voting scenario, which is realized by 2k - 1 rankings, called linear orderings, of the vertices in the tournament. Every k-majority voting scenario can be modeled by a tournament, but not every tournament is a model for a k-majority voting scenario. In this thesis we show that all acyclic tournaments can be realized as 2-majority tournaments. Further, we develop methods to realize certain quadratic residue tournaments as k-majority tournaments. Thus, each tournament within these classes of tournaments is a model for a k-majority voting scenario. We also explore important structures specifically pertaining to 2- and 3-majority tournaments and introduce the idea of pseudo-3-majority tournaments and inherited 2-majority tournaments.
Cheney, Gina Marie, "REALIZING TOURNAMENTS AS MODELS FOR K-MAJORITY VOTING" (2016). Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations. 327.