Optimization and Dynamics with Their Applications

Essays in Honor of Ferenc Szidarovszky

  • Akio Matsumoto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Operations Research

  3. Dynamics

  4. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. A. Terry Bahill
      Pages 181-223
    3. Suna Cinar, Mehmet Bayram Yildirim
      Pages 225-256
    4. Maryam Hamidi, Haitao Liao
      Pages 257-279
    5. M. R. Salazar, R. E. Fitz, S. F. Pérez
      Pages 281-293
    6. Qiuze Yu, Huairui Guo, Miklos Szidarovszky
      Pages 295-307

About this book


This book presents a variety of advanced research papers in optimization and dynamics written by internationally recognized researchers in these fields. As an example of applying optimization in sport, it introduces a new method for finding the optimal bat sizes in baseball and softball.

The book is divided into three parts: operations research, dynamics, and applications. The operations research section deals with the convergence of Newton-type iterations for solving nonlinear equations and optimum problems, the limiting properties of the Nash bargaining solution, the utilization of public goods, and optimizing lot sizes in the automobile industry. The topics in dynamics include special linear approximations of nonlinear systems, the dynamic behavior of industrial clusters, adaptive learning in oligopolies, periodicity in duopolies resulting from production constraints, and dynamic models of love affairs. The third part presents applications in the fields of reverse logistic network design for end-of-life wind turbines, fuzzy optimization of the structure of agricultural products, water resources management in the restoration plans for a lake and also in groundwater supplies. In addition it discusses applications in reliability engineering to find the optimal preventive replacement times of deteriorating equipment and using bargaining theory to determine the best maintenance contract. The diversity of the application areas clearly illustrates the usefulness of the theory and methodology of optimization and dynamics in solving practical problems.


Optimization methodology Fuzzy optimization Game theory Dynamic systems Economic models Natural resources management

Editors and affiliations

  • Akio Matsumoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsChuo UniversityHachiojiJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-4213-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-4214-0
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