Classical minimax theory (von Neumann), duality and saddle point analysis have together played a critical role in optimization and game theory. It is currently recognised that minimax problems and techniques appear throughout a broad spectrum of disciplines, including game theory, optimization, and computational complexity. Many interesting and sophisticated problems are formulated as minimax applications, as in the fields of combinatorial optimization, scheduling, location, packing, searching, and triangulation. The contributions to Minimax and Applications cover a wide range of topics and provide an excellent picture of recent research and developments in minimax theory. Audience: Accessible to graduate students as well as researchers in optimization, computer science, and related areas.
` ... a valuable book carefully written in a clear and concise fashion. The survey papers give coherent and inspiring accounts ... coverage of algorithmic and applied topics ... is impressive. Both graduate students and researchers in fields such as optimization, computer science, production management, operations research and related areas will find this book to be an excellent source for learning about both classic and more recent developments in minimax and its applications. The editors are to be commended for their work in gathering these papers together.'
Journal of Global Optimization, 11 (1997)
Series: Nonconvex Optimization and Its Applications
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: December 2009
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.61