Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

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

Separable function

  • Saul I. Gass
  • Carl M. Harris
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_936

A function f(x1, ..., xn) is a separable function if f(x1, ..., xn) + f1(x1) + ⃛ + fn(xn). Certain nonlinear-programming problems that contain separable functions can be suitably represented by a linear approximation and solved by a variation of the simplex method. Separable-programming problem; Simplex method.

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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