The Basics

  • Howard Karloff
Part of the Modern Birkhäuser Classics book series (MBC)


Linear Programming is the process of minimizing a linear objective function subject to a finite number of linear equality and inequality constraints. When airlines schedule their crews, when factory managers compute the mix of raw materials which produces the most profitable blend of output products, when utilities plan their oil and gas purchases, they often find themselves setting up and solving problems with hundreds or thousands of variables and constraints. Few problems studied in computer science have greater application in the real world.


Bipartite Graph Inequality Constraint Convex Combination Gaussian Elimination Idealize Machine 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Howard Karloff
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  1. 1.College of Computing, Georgia TechAtlantaUSA

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