Linear Programming and Network Flows, now in its third edition, addresses the problem of minimizing or maximizing a linear function in the presence of linear equality or inequility constraints. This book: * Provides methods for modeling complex problems via effective algorithms on modern computers. * Presents the general theory and characteristics of optimization problems, along with effective solution algorithms. * Explores linear programming (LP) and network flows, employing polynomial-time algorithms and various specializations of the simplex method.
Table of Contents
One: Introduction.Two: Linear Algebra, Convex Analysis, and Polyhedral Sets.Three: The Simplex Method.Four: Starting Solution and Convergence.Five: Special Simplex Implementations and Optimality Conditions.Six: Duality and Sensitivity Analysis.Seven: The Decomposition Principle.Eight: Complexity of the Simplex Algorithms.Nine: Minimal-Cost Network Flows.Ten: The Transportation and Assignment Problems.Eleven: The Out-of-Kilter Algorithm.Twelve: Maximal Flow, Shortest Path, Multicommodity Flow, and Network Synthesis Problems.Bibliography.Index.
MOKHTAR S. BAZARAA, PhD, is Managing Director for Global Logistics, The Logistics Institute, at Georgia Institute of Technology. He, along with Dr. Sherali, are coauthors of Nonlinear Programming: Theory and Algorithms (Wiley). JOHN J. JARVIS, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at Georgia Institute of Technology. HANIF D. SHERALI, PhD, is a W. Thomas Rice Chaired Professor of Engineering in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic and State University.