Some mathematical concepts of the Analytic Hierarchy Process

Thomas Saaty
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
University of Pittsburgh
United States

Publication date: Jan, 0991

Journal: Behaviormetrika
Vol.: 18- Issue: 29- Pages: 1-9

Abstract: In this paper we give a skeletal outline of the foundations of the Analytic Hierarchy Process and some of its highlights. We also show that the principal eigenvector solution is essential for deriving the scale of priorities from the fundamental scale of judgments given in the matrix.

Keywords: Decomposition, Comparisons, Synthesis of priorities