Mathematical modeling of dynamic decisions; priorities and hierarchies with time dependence

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

Publication date: Dec, 1979

Journal: Mathematics and computers in Simulation
Vol.: 21- Issue: 4- Pages: 352-358

Abstract: The question often arises in regard to the use of Analytic Hierarchy Process: What would one do if the judgments where to change? A simple answer to that problem is that one should solve the new problem. But this is not what people usually have in mind. Presumably what they would like is a parameterized eigenvector solution as a function of time in order to make the implementation compatible, not just with what people think now, but what they are likely to think later on. Thus one would like an analytic solution of the eigenvalue problem.

Keywords: Analytic Hierarchy Process, AHP, Judgments, Eigenvector, Eigenvalue