A Realization of the Simplex Method Based on Triangular Decompositions

  • R. H. Bartels
  • J. Stoer
  • Ch. Zenger
Part of the Die Grundlehren der mathematischen Wissenschaften book series (GL, volume 186)


Consider the following problem of linear programming
$${\text{Minimize }}{c_{\text{0}}} + {c_{ - m}} {x_{ - m}} + \cdots + {c_{ - 1}}{x_{ - 1}} + {c_1}{x_1} + \cdots + {c_n}{x_n}$$
subject to
$${x_{ - i}} + \sum\limits_{k = 1}^n {a{a_{ik}}{x_k} = {b_i},{\text{ }}i{\text{ = 1,2,}} \ldots {\text{,}}m{\text{,}}} $$
$$ {x_i} \geqq 0{\text{ for }}i \in {I^ + },{\text{ }}{x_i} = 0{\text{ for }}i \in {I^0}, $$
where I +, I 0, I ± are disjoint index sets with
$${I^ + } \cup {I^0} \cup {I^ \pm } = N: = \{ i| - m \leqq i \leqq - 1,1 \leqq i \leqq n\} .$$
The variable x i is called a nonnegative (zero, free) variable if i∈I + (i∈I 0, i∈I)±.


Basic Solution Free Variable Current Basis Exchange Step Triangular Decomposition 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Bartels, R. H.: A numerical investigation of the simplex method. Technical Report No. CS 104, 1968, Computer Science Department, Stanford University, California.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Bartels, R. H. Golub, G. H.: The simplex method of linear programming using LU decomposition . Comm. ACM. 12, 266 -268 (1969).zbMATHCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Dantzig, G. B.: Linear programming and extensions. Princeton: Princeton University Press 1963.zbMATHGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Wilkinson, J. H.: Rounding errors in algebraic processes. London: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office; Englewood Cliffs, N.Y.: Prentice Hall 1963. German edition: Rundungsfehler. Berlin-Heidelberg-New York: Springer 1969.zbMATHGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Wilkinson, J. H. The algebraic eigenvalue problem. London: Oxford University Press 1965.zbMATHGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. H. Bartels
  • J. Stoer
  • Ch. Zenger

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations