Understanding the Analytic Hierarchy Process

  • Enrique MuEmail author
  • Milagros Pereyra-Rojas
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Operations Research book series (BRIEFSOPERAT)


In this chapter, we will explain the fundamentals of the Analytic Hierarchy Process. The reader is referred to the original Saaty (2012)’s discussion of AHP or to Brunnelli (2015)’s for a theoretical introduction to the method. In this book, AHP concepts will be explained from a practical point of view, using examples for greater clarity.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Carlow UniversityPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.University of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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