Summary: Combinatorial optimization is a lively field of applied mathematics, combining techniques from combinatorics, linear programming, and the theory of algorithms, to solve optimization problems over discrete structures. This new treatment of the subject covers some of the advances that have been made in the past decade. Subjects include the theory, algorithms, and applications of this relatively young area in a manner accessible to senior and graduate students in mathem
Summary: Combinatorial optimization is a lively field of applied mathematics, combining techniques from combinatorics, linear programming, and the theory of algorithms, to solve optimization problems over discrete structures. This new treatment of the subject covers some of the advances that have been made in the past decade. Subjects include the theory, algorithms, and applications of this relatively young area in a manner accessible to senior and graduate students in mathematics and more. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:98 Cover: Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Year Published: 1998 International: No
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Cook, William J. : Rice University
William J. Cook is a professor in the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University.
Cunningham, William H. : University of Waterloo
William H. Cunningham is a professor in the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo.
Pulleyblank, William R. :
William R. Pulleybank is Director of Mathematical Sciences at IBM Watson Research in Yorktown Heights, New York.
Schrijver, Alexander : Universiteit van Amsterdam
ALEXANDER SCHRIJVER is a department head at the Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica, with a joint appointment as a professor at the University of Amsterdam.
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Problems and Algorithms.
Optimal Trees and Paths.
Maximum Flow Problems.
Minimum-Cost Flow Problems.
Integrality of Polyhedra.
The Traveling Salesman Problem.
NP and NP-Completeness.
Appendix. Bibliography. Index.
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