A Fuzzy Mathematical Model of College Freshman Weight Gain
We use fuzzy mathematics to develop a system for measuring how well a United States college or university is helping to prevent weight gain and increase awareness of health among its incoming freshman. The methodology includes the use of linear equations that place a specific weight on each of the five components that make up the overarching goal. Expert opinion is the basis for the weights that will be assigned to each component. Then we will ascertain which goals are most essential to prevent the problem and determine the level of agreement within the group of experts.