Summary: This clearly written, mathematically rigorous text includes a novel algorithmic exposition of the simplex method and also discusses the Soviet ellipsoid algorithm for linear programming; efficient algorithms for network flow, matching, spanning trees, and matroids; the theory of NP-complete problems; approximation algorithms, local search heuristics for NP-complete problems, more. All chapters are supplemented by thought-provoking problems. A useful work for graduate-level students w ...show moreith backgrounds in computer science, operations research, and electrical engineering. ''Mathematicians wishing a self-contained introduction need look no further.''-American Mathematical Monthly. 1982 edition. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 98
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