On Round-Off Errors in Linear Programming

  • H. Müller-Merbach

Part of the Lecture Notes in Operations Research and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 37)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-V
  2. H. Müller-Merbach
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  3. H. Müller-Merbach
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  4. H. Müller-Merbach
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  8. H. Müller-Merbach
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 35-50

About this book


Due to the limited number of digits or bits per storage location in electronic computers, round-off errors arise during arithmetic operations. Depending upon the kind of operation, the structure of the data, and the skillfulness of the program, these errors increase and spread out more or less quickly during a continued computation process in which the computed data affected by errors are themselves used for generating new data. The purpose of this investigation was to learn about the increase of round-off errors in linear programming procedures. Less attention was paid to the theory of round-off errors or to the effectiveness of error elimination procedures. In regard to these questions the results of in­ vestigations which have been made on round-off errors in a more general context dealing with matrix inversion and eigenvalue problems could be used for the purposes of this paper. The emphasis of this investigation lay rather on studying the behavior of typical linear programming problems from the pOint of view of error cumulation.


Errors Lineare Optimierung Programming Rundungsfehler linear optimization

Authors and affiliations

  • H. Müller-Merbach
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für BetriebswirtschaftslehreJohannes-Gutenberg-UniversitätMainzGermany

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1970
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-04960-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-95167-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8442
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