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DLP and Extensions

An Optimization Model and Decision Support System

  • The book develops a new approach to computational decision support and contains a demonstration program


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. The D L P Nucleus Model

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John Lawrence Nazareth
      Pages 3-21
    3. John Lawrence Nazareth
      Pages 23-35
    4. John Lawrence Nazareth
      Pages 37-49
    5. John Lawrence Nazareth
      Pages 51-58
  3. Usage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. John Lawrence Nazareth
      Pages 61-81
    3. John Lawrence Nazareth
      Pages 83-124
  4. Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. John Lawrence Nazareth
      Pages 127-137
    3. John Lawrence Nazareth
      Pages 139-146
    4. John Lawrence Nazareth
      Pages 147-161
  5. Extensions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. John Lawrence Nazareth
      Pages 165-194
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 195-207

About this book


DLP denotes a dynamic-linear modeling and optimization approach to computational decision support for resource planning problems that arise, typically, within the natural resource sciences and the disciplines of operations research and operational engineering. It integrates techniques of dynamic programming (DP) and linear programming (LP) and can be realized in an immediate, practical and usable way. Simultaneously DLP connotes a broad and very general modeling/ algorithmic concept that has numerous areas of application and possibilities for extension. Two motivating examples provide a linking thread through the main chapters, and an appendix provides a demonstration program, executable on a PC, for hands-on experience with the DLP approach.


Decision Support Dynamic Programming Entscheidungsunterstützung Linear Programming Modeling Modellierung Natural Operations Research Optimierung algorithms dynamische Programmierung linear optimization lineare Programmierung optimization

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pure and Applied MathematicsWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA
  2. 2.Department of Applied MathematicsUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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From the reviews of the first edition:

"DLP is a synergetic dynamic-linear optimization technique … . In conclusion, the book is a good read and highly recommended to researchers. … The book provides the expertise and savvy remarks of a professor emeritus with a lot of experience in Operational Research in general, and large-scale optimization, in particular. … the book is appropriate for a collection of a (research) library or a researcher in the field of large-scale optimization." (A L Medaglia and N. Santamaria, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 56, 2005)