Combinatorial Optimization

Author: William J. Cook,William H. Cunningham,William R. Pulleyblank,Alexander Schrijver

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118031393

Category: Mathematics

Page: 368

View: 7405

A complete, highly accessible introduction to one of today's most exciting areas of applied mathematics One of the youngest, most vital areas of applied mathematics, combinatorial optimization integrates techniques from combinatorics, linear programming, and the theory of algorithms. Because of its success in solving difficult problems in areas from telecommunications to VLSI, from product distribution to airline crew scheduling, the field has seen a ground swell of activity over the past decade. Combinatorial Optimization is an ideal introduction to this mathematical discipline for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of discrete mathematics, computer science, and operations research. Written by a team of recognized experts, the text offers a thorough, highly accessible treatment of both classical concepts and recent results. The topics include: * Network flow problems * Optimal matching * Integrality of polyhedra * Matroids * NP-completeness Featuring logical and consistent exposition, clear explanations of basic and advanced concepts, many real-world examples, and helpful, skill-building exercises, Combinatorial Optimization is certain to become the standard text in the field for many years to come.

Combinatorial Optimization

Networks and Matroids

Author: Eugene Lawler

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048614366X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 400

View: 749

Perceptive text examines shortest paths, network flows, bipartite and nonbipartite matching, matroids and the greedy algorithm, matroid intersections, and the matroid parity problems. Suitable for courses in combinatorial computing and concrete computational complexity.

Combinatorial Optimization

Algorithms and Complexity

Author: Christos H. Papadimitriou,Kenneth Steiglitz

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486320138

Category: Mathematics

Page: 528

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This graduate-level text considers the Soviet ellipsoid algorithm for linear programming; efficient algorithms for network flow, matching, spanning trees, and matroids; the theory of NP-complete problems; local search heuristics for NP-complete problems, more. 1982 edition.

Combinatorial Optimization

Papers from the DIMACS Special Year

Author: William Cook,László Lovász,Paul D. Seymour

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821870662

Category: Mathematics

Page: 441

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This is a carefully refereed collection of invited survey articles written by outstanding researchers. Aimed at researchers in discrete mathematics, operations research, and the theory of computing, this book offers an in-depth look at many topics not treated in textbooks.

Combinatorial Optimization

Theory and Algorithms

Author: Bernhard Korte,Jens Vygen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662217112

Category: Mathematics

Page: 530

View: 9756

This well-written textbook on combinatorial optimization puts special emphasis on theoretical results and algorithms with provably good performance, in contrast to heuristics. The book contains complete (but concise) proofs, as well as many deep results, some of which have not appeared in any previous books.

Bioinspired Computation in Combinatorial Optimization

Algorithms and Their Computational Complexity

Author: Frank Neumann,Carsten Witt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642165443

Category: Mathematics

Page: 216

View: 3138

Bioinspired computation methods such as evolutionary algorithms and ant colony optimization are being applied successfully to complex engineering problems and to problems from combinatorial optimization, and with this comes the requirement to more fully understand the computational complexity of these search heuristics. This is the first textbook covering the most important results achieved in this area. The authors study the computational complexity of bioinspired computation and show how runtime behavior can be analyzed in a rigorous way using some of the best-known combinatorial optimization problems -- minimum spanning trees, shortest paths, maximum matching, covering and scheduling problems. A feature of the book is the separate treatment of single- and multiobjective problems, the latter a domain where the development of the underlying theory seems to be lagging practical successes. This book will be very valuable for teaching courses on bioinspired computation and combinatorial optimization. Researchers will also benefit as the presentation of the theory covers the most important developments in the field over the last 10 years. Finally, with a focus on well-studied combinatorial optimization problems rather than toy problems, the book will also be very valuable for practitioners in this field.

Applications of Combinatorial Optimization

Author: Vangelis Th. Paschos

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119015243

Category: Mathematics

Page: 448

View: 4190

Combinatorial optimization is a multidisciplinary scientific area, lying in the interface of three major scientific domains: mathematics, theoretical computer science and management. The three volumes of the Combinatorial Optimization series aim to cover a wide range of topics in this area. These topics also deal with fundamental notions and approaches as with several classical applications of combinatorial optimization. Concepts of Combinatorial Optimization, is divided into three parts: - On the complexity of combinatorial optimization problems, presenting basics about worst-case and randomized complexity; - Classical solution methods, presenting the two most-known methods for solving hard combinatorial optimization problems, that are Branch-and-Bound and Dynamic Programming; - Elements from mathematical programming, presenting fundamentals from mathematical programming based methods that are in the heart of Operations Research since the origins of this field.

Kombinatorische Optimierung

Theorie und Algorithmen

Author: Bernhard Korte,Jens Vygen

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642254012

Category: Mathematics

Page: 696

View: 499

Das umfassende Lehrbuch zur Kombinatorischen Optimierung beruht auf Vorlesungen, die die Autoren an der Universität Bonn gehalten haben. Sie geben den neuesten Stand des Fachgebiets wieder – mit Schwerpunkt auf theoretischen Resultaten und Algorithmen mit guten Laufzeiten und Ergebnissen. Der Band enthält vollständige Beweise, einige davon wurden bisher nicht in der Lehrbuchliteratur publiziert. Die deutschsprachige Neuauflage enthält alle Ergänzungen und Aktualisierungen der 5. englischsprachigen Auflage, darunter mehr als 60 neue Übungsaufgaben.

Combinatorial Optimization in Communication Networks

Author: Maggie Xiaoyan Cheng,Yingshu Li,Ding-Zhu Du

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387290265

Category: Computers

Page: 658

View: 5379

This book gives a comprehensive presentation of cutting-edge research in communication networks with a combinatorial optimization component. The objective of the book is to advance and promote the theory and applications of combinatorial optimization in communication networks. Each chapter is written by an expert dealing with theoretical, computational, or applied aspects of combinatorial optimization.

Concepts of Combinatorial Optimization

Author: Vangelis Th. Paschos

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119015073

Category: Mathematics

Page: 416

View: 8916

Combinatorial optimization is a multidisciplinary scientific area, lying in the interface of three major scientific domains: mathematics, theoretical computer science and management. The three volumes of the Combinatorial Optimization series aim to cover a wide range of topics in this area. These topics also deal with fundamental notions and approaches as with several classical applications of combinatorial optimization. Concepts of Combinatorial Optimization, is divided into three parts: - On the complexity of combinatorial optimization problems, presenting basics about worst-case and randomized complexity; - Classical solution methods, presenting the two most-known methods for solving hard combinatorial optimization problems, that are Branch-and-Bound and Dynamic Programming; - Elements from mathematical programming, presenting fundamentals from mathematical programming based methods that are in the heart of Operations Research since the origins of this field.

Handbook of Combinatorial Optimization

Supplement

Author: Ding-Zhu Du

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792359241

Category: Computers

Page: 648

View: 1870

This volume can be considered as a supplementary volume to the major three-volume Handbook of Combinatorial Optimization published by Kluwer. It can also be regarded as a stand-alone volume which presents chapters dealing with various aspects of the subject including optimization problems and algorithmic approaches for discrete problems. Audience: All those who use combinatorial optimization methods to model and solve problems.

Combinatorial Optimization

Packing and Covering

Author: Gerard Cornuejols

Publisher: SIAM

ISBN: 0898714818

Category: Mathematics

Page: 132

View: 4470

New and elegant proofs of classical results and makes difficult results accessible.

Surveys in Combinatorial Optimization

Author: S. Martello,M. Minoux,C. Ribeiro,Gilbert Laporte

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080872438

Category: Mathematics

Page: 383

View: 7994

A collection of papers surveying recent progress in the field of Combinatorial Optimization. Topics examined include theoretical and computational aspects (Boolean Programming, Probabilistic Analysis of Algorithms, Parallel Computer Models and Combinatorial Algorithms), well-known combinatorial problems (such as the Linear Assignment Problem, the Quadratic Assignment Problem, the Knapsack Problem and Steiner Problems in Graphs) and more applied problems (such as Network Synthesis and Dynamic Network Optimization, Single Facility Location Problems on Networks, the Vehicle Routing Problem and Scheduling Problems).

Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization

12th International IPCO Conference, Ithaca, NY, USA, June 25-27, 2007, Proceedings

Author: Matteo Fischetti,David P. Williamson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540727922

Category: Computers

Page: 502

View: 9272

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization, IPCO 2007, held in Ithaca, NY, USA, in June 2007. Among the topics addressed in the 36 revised full papers are approximation algorithms, algorithmic game theory, computational biology, integer programming, polyhedral combinatorics, scheduling theory and scheduling algorithms, as well as semidefinite programs.

Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization

4th International IPCO Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 29 - 31, 1995. Proceedings

Author: Egon Balas,Jens Clausen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540594086

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 461

View: 4916

The optimistic predictions of a number of microbiologists notwithstanding, the past decade has not signaled the end of infectious disease, but rather an introduction to a host of new and complex microorganisms and their resulting depredations on humanity. The identification of new pathogens, such as the causative agent of Lyme disease and the Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV), as well as the Hepatitis Delta Virus (HDV) has not only revealed new forms of clinical pathology, but new and unexpected variations on the life cycle and the molecular biology of the pathogens. In this volume a number of the leaders in the field of Hepatitis Delta virus research, ranging from clinicians and virologists to molecular biologists and biochemists describe what in their experience typifies some of these unique features.

A First Course in Combinatorial Optimization

Author: Jon Lee

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521010122

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 211

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A First Course in Combinatorial Optimization is a text for a one-semester introductory graduate-level course for students of operations research, mathematics, and computer science. It is a self-contained treatment of the subject, requiring only some mathematical maturity. Topics include: linear and integer programming, polytopes, matroids and matroid optimization, shortest paths, and network flows. Central to the exposition is the polyhedral viewpoint, which is the key principle underlying the successful integer-programming approach to combinatorial-optimization problems. Another key unifying topic is matroids. The author does not dwell on data structures and implementation details, preferring to focus on the key mathematical ideas that lead to useful models and algorithms. Problems and exercises are included throughout as well as references for further study.

Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization

7th International IPCO Conference, Graz, Austria, June 9-11, 1999, Proceedings

Author: Gerard Cornuejols,Rainer E. Burkard,Gerhard J. Woeginger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540660194

Category: Computers

Page: 452

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization, IPCO'99, held in Graz, Austria, in June 1999. The 33 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 99 submissions. Among the topics addressed are theoretical, computational, and application-oriented aspects of approximation algorithms, branch and bound algorithms, computational biology, computational complexity, computational geometry, cutting plane algorithms, diaphantine equations, geometry of numbers, graph and network algorithms, online algorithms, polyhedral combinatorics, scheduling, and semidefinite programs.

Iterative Methods in Combinatorial Optimization

Author: Lap Chi Lau,R. Ravi,Mohit Singh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139499394

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

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With the advent of approximation algorithms for NP-hard combinatorial optimization problems, several techniques from exact optimization such as the primal-dual method have proven their staying power and versatility. This book describes a simple and powerful method that is iterative in essence and similarly useful in a variety of settings for exact and approximate optimization. The authors highlight the commonality and uses of this method to prove a variety of classical polyhedral results on matchings, trees, matroids and flows. The presentation style is elementary enough to be accessible to anyone with exposure to basic linear algebra and graph theory, making the book suitable for introductory courses in combinatorial optimization at the upper undergraduate and beginning graduate levels. Discussions of advanced applications illustrate their potential for future application in research in approximation algorithms.

Combinatorial Optimization

Lectures given at the 3rd Session of the Centro Internazionale Matematico Estivo (C.I.M.E.) Held at Como, Italy, August 25 - September 2, 1986

Author: Bruno Simeone

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540468102

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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The C.I.M.E. Summer School at Como in 1986 was the first in that series on the subject of combinatorial optimization. Situated between combinatorics, computer science and operations research, the subject draws on a variety of mathematical methods to deal with problems motivated by real-life applications. Recent research has focussed on the connections to theoretical computer science, in particular to computational complexity and algorithmic issues. The Summer School's activity centered on the 4 main lecture courses, the notes of which are included in this volume: