Linear and Integer Programming vs Linear Integration and Counting

A Duality Viewpoint

  • Jean-Bernard Lasserre

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-11
  2. Jean-Bemard Lasserre
    Pages 1-5
  3. Linear Integration and Linear Programming

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Jean-Bemard Lasserre
      Pages 9-29
    3. Jean-Bemard Lasserre
      Pages 31-37
  4. Linear Counting and Integer Programming

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Jean-Bemard Lasserre
      Pages 41-69
    3. Jean-Bemard Lasserre
      Pages 71-79
  5. Duality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Jean-Bemard Lasserre
      Pages 83-106
    3. Jean-Bemard Lasserre
      Pages 107-113
    4. Jean-Bemard Lasserre
      Pages 115-129
    5. Jean-Bemard Lasserre
      Pages 131-138
    6. Jean-Bemard Lasserre
      Pages 139-147
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 1-18

About this book


In this book the author analyzes and compares four closely related problems, namely linear programming, integer programming, linear integration, linear summation (or counting). The focus is on duality and the approach is rather novel as it puts integer programming in perspective with three associated problems, and permits one to define discrete analogues of well-known continuous duality concepts, and the rationale behind them. Also, the approach highlights the difference between the discrete and continuous cases. Central in the analysis are the continuous and discrete Brion and Vergne's formulae for linear integration and counting. This approach provides some new insights on duality concepts for integer programs, and also permits to retrieve and shed new light on some well-known results. For instance, Gomory relaxations and the abstract superadditive dual of integer programs are re-interpreted in this algebraic approach.

This book will serve graduate students and researchers in applied mathematics, optimization, operations research and computer science. Due to the substantial practical importance of some presented problems, researchers in other areas will also find this book useful.


Brion Vergne algorithms interger programming linear integration linear optimization linear programming linear summation operations research optimization

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