Linear Programming and Network Flows

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John Wiley & Sons, 2010 - Mathematics - 748 pages
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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.

  

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Contents

LINEAR ALGEBRA CONVEX ANALYSIS
45
THE SIMPLEX METHOD
91
STARTING SOLUTION AND CONVERGENCE
151
SPECIAL SIMPLEX IMPLEMENTATIONS
201
DUALITY AND SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS
259
THE DECOMPOSITION PRINCIPLE
339
COMPLEXITY OF THE SIMPLEX ALGORITHM
393
MINIMALCOST NETWORK FLOWS
453
Flow Problem
481
THE TRANSPORTATION AND ASSIGNMENT PROBLEMS
513
THE OUTOFKILTER ALGORITHM
567
MAXIMAL FLOW SHORTEST PATH MULTICOMMODITY
607
BIBLIOGRAPHY
681
INDEX
733
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About the author (2010)

Mokhtar S. Bazaraa, PhD, is Emeritus Professor at the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is the coauthor of Nonlinear Programming: Theory and Algorithms, Third Edition and Linear Programming and Network Flows, Third Edition, both published by Wiley.

John J. Jarvis, PhD, is Emeritus Professor at the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. A Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), Dr. Jarvis is the coauthor of Linear Programming and Network Flows, Third Edition (Wiley).

Hanif D. Sherali, PhD, is University Distinguished Professor and the W. Thomas Rice Chaired Professor of Engineering at the Virginia Polytechnic and State University. A Fellow of INFORMS and IIE, he is the coauthor of Nonlinear Programming: Theory and Algorithms, Third Edition and Linear Programming and Network Flows, Third Edition, both published by Wiley.

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