Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 149)
Presented in this chapter is the mathematics on which an introductory account of the simplex method rests. This consists principally of:
A method for solving systems of linear equations that is known as Gauss-Jordan elimination.
A discussion of vector spaces and their bases.
An introduction to terminology that is used throughout this book.
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