Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2001 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris

Minimum

  • Saul I. Gass
  • Carl M. Harris
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_617

A real-valued function f (xv) is said to have a minimum on a set S when the greatest lower bound of f (xv)on S is assumed by f (xv) for some xv0 in S. Thus, f (xv0) ≤ f (xv) for all xv in S.  Global maximum (minimum).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saul I. Gass
    • 1
  • Carl M. Harris
    • 2
  1. 1.Robert H. Smith School of BusinessUniversity of MarylandCollege PartUSA
  2. 2.School of Information Technology & EngineeringGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA