Mathematical Preliminaries

  • Eric V. DenardoEmail author
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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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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