Uncertain Programming

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Wiley, Aug 20, 1999 - Computers - 249 pages
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An up-to-date, authoritative, comprehensive look at optimization theory in uncertain environments Real-life management decisions, such as buy/sell decisions in the stock market, are almost always made in uncertain environments. Is it possible to make model decision problems to fit these circumstances? Once constructed, can these models be solved? In Uncertain Programming, Baoding Liu answers both of these questions in the affirmative and goes on to lay a solid foundation for optimization in generally uncertain environments. Uncertain Programming describes the basic concepts of mathematical programming, provides a genetic algorithm for optimization problems, and introduces the techniques of stochastic and fuzzy simulation. After examining some basic results of expected value models, the book moves on to explore chance-constrained programming with stochastic parameters and illustrate applications of chance-constrained programming models. Dr. Liu discusses dependent-chance programming in stochastic environments and extends both chance-constrained and dependent-chance programming from stochastic to fuzzy environments. He then constructs a theoretical framework for fuzzy programming with fuzzy rather than crisp decisions. This remarkable and revolutionary book:
* Lays a foundation for optimization theory in uncertain environments
* Provides a unifying principle for dealing with stochastic and fuzzy programming
* Incorporates the most recent developments in the field
* Emphasizes modeling ideas, evolutionary computation, and applications of uncertain programming
Uncertain Programming is a reliable, authoritative, and eye-opening guide for researchers and engineers in operations research, management science, business management, information and systems science, and computer science.

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Stochastic Simulation and Fuzzy Simulation
Expected Value Models
ChanceConstrained Programming

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BAODING LIU, PhD, is Professor of Applied Mathematics at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

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