Tags:computer mathematics, criterion functionality, criterion language support, criterion mobile application, criterion online mode, criterion open code, criterion teaching material, hierarchy analysis method, paired comparison and priority vector

Abstract:

Peculiarities of the usage of the hierarchy analysis method for the making decision on the choice of the most efficient computer mathematics system (CMS) used for the preparation of the IT-sphere specialists are in the focus of the research. Eight alter-natives were selected for the hierarchy analysis method and seven criteria were consid-ered. The alternative is chosen by means of figuring of the priority vector corresponding to each alternative. The alternative with the highest value is considered the right deci-sion. The scale of impact was used that is the scale of evaluations for the paired comparisons of the advantage of the first object over other with meaning from 1 to 9. The basic criteria for which the alternatives are calculated were described in the course research; their characteristics were chosen, in particular functionalities, studying materials, on-line mode, mobile application, license, language support and an open code. The matrix of the paired comparisons for each criterion was constructed and numerical characteristics of these matrices were calculated – the highest own value, the index of compatibility and the index of the consistency of formulas. Every matrix is composed of the expert evaluations for the alternatives, which are the systems of computer mathematics used in the courses of mathematics. Based on the results of the calculations carried out the impact of the alternative was shown and the system having the highest impact was chosen.

Application of the hierarchy analysis method for the choice of the computer mathematics system for the IT-sphere specialists preparation