Five Methods of Apportionment

The applet below serves as a calculator for the five methods of apportionment, discussed elsewhere: Hamilton's, Jefferson's, Adams', Webster's, and Huntington-Hill's. Compared with the earlier version, the applet has a virture of combining the five mettods under a single umbrella for ease of comparison. The instructions for using the applet are available on a separate page and can also be read under the first tab directly in the applet.


This applet requires Sun's Java VM 2 which your browser may perceive as a popup. Which it is not. If you want to see the applet work, visit Sun's website at https://www.java.com/en/download/index.jsp, download and install Java VM and enjoy the applet.


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(This applet was created to accompany Excursions in Modern Mathematics, Seventh Edition, by Peter Tannenbaum © Pearson Education. Reproduced with permission.)

Reference

  1. For All Practical Purposes by COMAP, 5th edition, W. H. Freeman & Company, 2008 (8th edition)
  2. G. Szpiro, Numbers Rule: The Vexing Mathematics of Democracy, from Plato to the Present, Princeton University Press, 2010.
  3. P. Tannebaum & R. Arnold, Excursions In Modern Mathematics, 7th edition, Prentice Hall, 2009

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