© 1980

Extremal Methods and Systems Analysis

An International Symposium on the Occasion of Professor Abraham Charnes’ Sixtieth Birthday Austin, Texas, September 13 – 15, 1977

  • Anthony V. Fiacco
  • Kenneth O. Kortanek
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 174)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Historical Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anthony V. Fiacco, Kenneth O. Kortanek
      Pages 10-24
  3. Economic Modeling and Equilibrium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Sten Thore
      Pages 52-67
    3. L. V. Kantorovich, J. V. Romanovsky
      Pages 85-95
  4. Planning and Decision Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Morton Lane, Jerome Kreuser
      Pages 98-134
  5. Generalized Inverses and Matrices

  6. Transportation and Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Richard Barr, Joyce Elam, Fred Glover, Darwin Klingman
      Pages 250-274
  7. Game Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305

About these proceedings


The papers appearing in this Volume were selected from a collec­ tion of papers presented at the Internationa~ Symposium on Extrema~ Methods and Systems Ana~ysis on the Occasion of Professor A. Charnes' 60th Birthday, at the University of Texas in Austin, 13-15 September 1977. As coeditors, we have followed the normal editorial procedures of scholarly journals. We have obtained invaluable assistance from a number of colleagues who essentially performed the duties of associate editors, coordinating most of the reviews. All papers except those appearing in the Historica~ Perspectives section were refereed by at least two individuals with competency in the respective area. Because of the wide range and diversity of the topics, it would have been im­ possible for us to make a consistently rational selection of papers without the help of the associate editors and referees. We are indeed grateful to them. The breadth of extremal methods and systems analysis, suggested by the range of topics covered in these papers, is characteristic of the field and also of the scholarly work of Professor Charnes. Extre­ mal methods and systems analysis has been a pioneering and systematic approach to the development and application of new scientific theories and methods for problems of management and operations in both the pri­ vate and public sectors, spanning all major disciplines from economics to engineering.


Charnes, Abraham Operations Research algorithms game theory linear optimization nonlinear optimization optimization

Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony V. Fiacco
    • 1
  • Kenneth O. Kortanek
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Operations Research Institute for Management Science and EngineeringThe Washington UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsCarnegie-Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Extremal Methods and Systems Analysis
  • Book Subtitle An International Symposium on the Occasion of Professor Abraham Charnes’ Sixtieth Birthday Austin, Texas, September 13 – 15, 1977
  • Editors A. V. Fiacco
    K. O. Kortanek
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-09730-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-46414-0
  • Series ISSN 0075-8442
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 550
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Operations Research/Decision Theory
    Programming Techniques
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