Multiobjective Programming and Planning
This text takes a broad view of multiobjective programming, emphasizing the methods most useful for continuous problems. It reviews multiobjective programming methods in the context of public decision-making problems, developing each problem within a context that addresses practical aspects of planning issues. Topics include a review of linear programming, the formulation of the general multiobjective programming problem, classification of multiobjective programming methods, techniques for generating noninferior solutions, multiple-decision-making methods, multiobjective analysis of water resource problems, and multiobjective analysis of facility location problems. 1978 edition.
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Preface to the Dover Edition
The Multiobjective Planning Problem
Review of Linear Programming
Formulation of the General Multiobjective Programming Problem
Classification of Multiobjective Programming Methods
Techniques for Generating Noninferior Solutions
Solution Techniques That Incorporate Preferences
Multiobjective Analysis of Water Resource Problems
Multiobjective Analysis of Facility Location Problems
Summary and Prospects for Future Development
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