ERIC Number: ED214775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Spatial Models of Election Competition.
Brams, Steven J.
This document is addressed primarily to students in analytically oriented courses in political science and secondarily to students in mathematics courses in which applications and modeling are stressed. Except for one optional exercise and material in the appendix, only high school level mathematics is assumed. The emphasis is less on mathematical analysis and more on developing an appreciation for logical reasoning about elections and substantive problems encountered in their analysis. Some simple one-dimensional spatial models are developed with informal results derived and illustrated using rudimentary mathematics. A brief, more formal development of two theorems using elementary calculus is given in the appendix. (MP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
Note: For related documents, see SE 036 458-459 and SE 036 468-469.