Linear programming finds the least expensive way to meet given needs with available resources. Its results are used in every area of engineering and commerce: agriculture, oil refining, banking, and air transport. Authors Kolman and Beck present the basic notions of linear programming and illustrate how they are used to solve important common problems. The software on the included disk leads students step-by-step through the calculations.
The Second Edition is completely revised and provides additional review material on linear algebra as well as complete coverage of elementary linear programming. Other topics covered include: the Duality Theorem; transportation problems; the assignment problem; and the maximal flow problem. New figures and exercises are provided and the authors have updated all computer applications.
The disk that comes with the book contains the student-oriented linear programming code SMPX, written by Professor Evar Nering of Arizona State University. The authors also recommend inexpensive linear programming software for personal computers.
* More review material on linear algebra
* Elementary linear programming covered more efficiently
* Presentation improved, especially for the duality theorem, transportation problems, the assignment problem, and the maximal flow problem
* New figures and exercises
* Computer applications updated
* Added disk with the student-oriented linear programming code SMPX, written by Professor Evar Nering of Arizona State University
* New guide to inexpensive linear programming software for personal computers
"The book presents the basic ideas of linear programming and related areas by not using a rigorous approach. The main objective, to provide a textbook that is readable by students in business, engineering, and computer science, seems to have been achieved....A rich set of more than 280 exercises, real-life projects and further reading suggestions successfully stimulates learning."
"...The book is very clearly written with many illustrative examples and exercises. The proofs of theoretical results are kept to a minimum so that the book is easy to read even for non mathematics students. It is an excellent textbook on linear programming at an introductory level."
--ZENT. FUR MATHEMATIK UNDIHRE GRENZGEBIETE
Series: Computer Science & Scientific Computing Series
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 449
Published: 6th July 1995
Publisher: ACADEMIC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.03 x 16.54
Weight (kg): 0.87
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised