An Illustrated Guide to Linear Programming

Author: Saul I. Gass
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486319601
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Entertaining, nontechnical introduction covers basic concepts of linear programming and its relationship to operations research; geometric interpretation and problem solving, solution techniques, network problems, much more. Only high-school algebra needed.

Linear Programming

Author: Saul I. Gass
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048643284X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Comprehensive, well-organized volume, suitable for undergraduates, covers theoretical, computational, and applied areas in linear programming. Expanded, updated edition; useful both as a text and as a reference book. 1995 edition.

Understanding and Using Linear Programming

Author: Jiri Matousek
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540307176
Format: PDF, Docs
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The book is an introductory textbook mainly for students of computer science and mathematics. Our guiding phrase is "what every theoretical computer scientist should know about linear programming". A major focus is on applications of linear programming, both in practice and in theory. The book is concise, but at the same time, the main results are covered with complete proofs and in sufficient detail, ready for presentation in class. The book does not require more prerequisites than basic linear algebra, which is summarized in an appendix. One of its main goals is to help the reader to see linear programming "behind the scenes".

Linear Programming and Network Flows

Author: Mokhtar S. Bazaraa
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118211324
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The authoritative guide to modeling and solving complex problems with linear programming—extensively revised, expanded, and updated The only book to treat both linear programming techniques and network flows under one cover, Linear Programming and Network Flows, Fourth Edition has been completely updated with the latest developments on the topic. This new edition continues to successfully emphasize modeling concepts, the design and analysis of algorithms, and implementation strategies for problems in a variety of fields, including industrial engineering, management science, operations research, computer science, and mathematics. The book begins with basic results on linear algebra and convex analysis, and a geometrically motivated study of the structure of polyhedral sets is provided. Subsequent chapters include coverage of cycling in the simplex method, interior point methods, and sensitivity and parametric analysis. Newly added topics in the Fourth Edition include: The cycling phenomenon in linear programming and the geometry of cycling Duality relationships with cycling Elaboration on stable factorizations and implementation strategies Stabilized column generation and acceleration of Benders and Dantzig-Wolfe decomposition methods Line search and dual ascent ideas for the out-of-kilter algorithm Heap implementation comments, negative cost circuit insights, and additional convergence analyses for shortest path problems The authors present concepts and techniques that are illustrated by numerical examples along with insights complete with detailed mathematical analysis and justification. An emphasis is placed on providing geometric viewpoints and economic interpretations as well as strengthening the understanding of the fundamental ideas. Each chapter is accompanied by Notes and References sections that provide historical developments in addition to current and future trends. Updated exercises allow readers to test their comprehension of the presented material, and extensive references provide resources for further study. Linear Programming and Network Flows, Fourth Edition is an excellent book for linear programming and network flow courses at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also a valuable resource for applied scientists who would like to refresh their understanding of linear programming and network flow techniques.

Linear Programming and Algorithms for Communication Networks

Author: Eiji Oki
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466578602
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Explaining how to apply to mathematical programming to network design and control, Linear Programming and Algorithms for Communication Networks: A Practical Guide to Network Design, Control, and Management fills the gap between mathematical programming theory and its implementation in communication networks. From the basics all the way through to more advanced concepts, its comprehensive coverage provides readers with a solid foundation in mathematical programming for communication networks. Addressing optimization problems for communication networks, including the shortest path problem, max flow problem, and minimum-cost flow problem, the book covers the fundamentals of linear programming and integer linear programming required to address a wide range of problems. It also: Examines several problems on finding disjoint paths for reliable communications Addresses optimization problems in optical wavelength-routed networks Describes several routing strategies for maximizing network utilization for various traffic-demand models Considers routing problems in Internet Protocol (IP) networks Presents mathematical puzzles that can be tackled by integer linear programming (ILP) Using the GNU Linear Programming Kit (GLPK) package, which is designed for solving linear programming and mixed integer programming problems, it explains typical problems and provides solutions for communication networks. The book provides algorithms for these problems as well as helpful examples with demonstrations. Once you gain an understanding of how to solve LP problems for communication networks using the GLPK descriptions in this book, you will also be able to easily apply your knowledge to other solvers.

Linear Programming

Author: Vasek Chvatal
Publisher: Bedford Books
ISBN: 9781429280518
Format: PDF, ePub
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For upper-division/graduate courses in operations research/management science, mathematics, and computer science, this text covers basic theory, selected applications, network flow problems, and advanced techniques.

Optimization for Profit

Author: Filmore Edmund Bender
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781560220145
Format: PDF, Docs
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This major new volume provides business decisionmakers and analysts with a tool that provides a logical structure for understanding problems as well as a mathematical technique for solving them. The primary tool presented throughout Optimization for Profit is linear programming (LP)--a medium that can be mastered by any individual who seeks to improve his/her analytical and decisionmaking skills. One of the special features of Optimization for Profit is the illustration of activity analysis as the technique used to formulate problems. By using activity analysis as the problem structure, linear programming become a natural extension of the way decision makers approach problems. As a result, linear programming becomes an integral part of the thinking process of the individual. Consequently, students or practitioners can readily create a linear programming model of an entire business or any part of a business. Several chapters are devoted to describing this technique and illustrating its application to many different types of companies, including an oil refinery, a marmalade production company, and a chicken processing plant. A thorough study of Optimization for Profit will enable you to work with any manufacturer or service industry and model all or part of the operation, and then solve the model to determine how best to minimize costs or maximize profits. Many firms save hundreds of thousands of dollars each year through the application of linear programming. The authors have presented the material in this vital book so clearly and thoroughly that an individual could master the material through self-study. The inclusion of problems at the end of each chapter makes this book suitable as a textbook at the advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate level at most colleges or universities for students of management science, operations research personnel, and applied mathematicians working in industry, government, or academia. Notable features of the book include: the practical aspects of modeling a business or any part of a business using linear programming a unique approach to explain the simplex method for solving linear programming problems real life, practical problems that are presented and solved in detail detailed instructions for those interested in solving linear programming problems on all types of computers from mainframes to PCs numerous problems provided for the benefit of the student and all of the linear programming models described in these problems as well as in the text itself are available on a diskette

Interior Point Methods of Mathematical Programming

Author: Tamas Terlaky
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792342014
Format: PDF, ePub
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One has to make everything as simple as possible but, never more simple. Albert Einstein Discovery consists of seeing what every body has seen and thinking what nobody has thought. Albert S. ent_Gyorgy; The primary goal of this book is to provide an introduction to the theory of Interior Point Methods (IPMs) in Mathematical Programming. At the same time, we try to present a quick overview of the impact of extensions of IPMs on smooth nonlinear optimization and to demonstrate the potential of IPMs for solving difficult practical problems. The Simplex Method has dominated the theory and practice of mathematical pro gramming since 1947 when Dantzig discovered it. In the fifties and sixties several attempts were made to develop alternative solution methods. At that time the prin cipal base of interior point methods was also developed, for example in the work of Frisch (1955), Caroll (1961), Huard (1967), Fiacco and McCormick (1968) and Dikin (1967). In 1972 Klee and Minty made explicit that in the worst case some variants of the simplex method may require an exponential amount of work to solve Linear Programming (LP) problems. This was at the time when complexity theory became a topic of great interest. People started to classify mathematical programming prob lems as efficiently (in polynomial time) solvable and as difficult (NP-hard) problems. For a while it remained open whether LP was solvable in polynomial time or not. The break-through resolution ofthis problem was obtained by Khachijan (1989).

Introduction to Linear Programming

Author: Richard Darst
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824783839
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Stressing the use of several software packages based on simplex method variations, this text teaches linear programming's four phases through actual practice. It shows how to decide whether LP models should be applied, set up appropriate models, use software to solve them, and examine solutions to a