The book is intended for people (graduates, researchers, but also undergraduates with a good mathematical background) involved in the study of (static) optimization problems (in finite-dimensional spaces). It contains a lot of material, from basic tools of convex analysis to optimality conditions for smooth optimization problems, for non smooth optimization problems and for vector optimization problems.
This book introduces a novel approach to discrete optimization, providing both theoretical insights and algorithmic developments that lead to improvements over state-of-the-art technology. The authors present chapters on the use of decision diagrams for combinatorial optimization and constraint programming, with attention to general-purpose solution methods as well as problem-specific techniques. The book will be useful for researchers and practitioners in discrete optimization and constraint programming. "Decision Diagrams for Optimization is one of the most exciting developments emerging from constraint programming in recent years. This book is a compelling summary of existing results in this space and a must-read for optimizers around the world." [Pascal Van Hentenryck]
Presenting the science of statistical process control (SPC) and the related concepts of total quality management (TQM) and design of experiments (DOE), this remarkable reference demonstrates ways to track industrial processes and performance -- integrating related areas such as engineering process control, statistical reasoning in TQM, robust parameter design, control charts, multivariate process monitoring, capability indices, experimental design, empirical model building, and process optimization. Written by more than 25 renowned researchers with broad experience with on-the-job problem solving, Statistical Process Monitoring and Optimization showcases concepts such as "people-based management" and continuous improvement...examines leadership styles in European, American, and Asian companies...describes means of quantifying factors such as employee loyalty and customer satisfaction and their relation to profitability...explores multivariate diagnosis theory in application to multioperational and multi-index systems...assesses uses of Markov chains in relation to ARL and associated sampling distributions...explains statistical models for dynamic systems, change-point analysis, generalized linear models, and key algorithms...elucidates replication strategies and process capability...reviews the interplay of intraorganizational domains such as finance, marketing, resource allocation, software engineering, and strategic planning...and more. Containing over 1000 references, drawings, tables, and equations, Statistical Process Monitoring and Optimization is a must-read resource for applied statisticians; industrial, quality control, and management science engineers; and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines. Book jacket.
Proceedings of a symposium at the 1987 INQUA Congress, Ottawa, Aug. 1987. Contributions present the application of quaternary studies to land use planning and development. No index. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Rave reviews for INTEGER AND COMBINATORIAL OPTIMIZATION<br> <br> "This book provides an excellent introduction and survey of traditional fields of combinatorial optimization . . . It is indeed one of the best and most complete texts on combinatorial optimization . . . available. [And] with more than 700 entries, [it] has quite an exhaustive reference list."-Optima<br> <br> "A unifying approach to optimization problems is to formulate them like linear programming problems, while restricting some or all of the variables to the integers. This book is an encyclopedic resource for such formulations, as well as for understanding the structure of and solving the resulting integer programming problems."-Computing Reviews<br> <br> "[This book] can serve as a basis for various graduate courses on discrete optimization as well as a reference book for researchers and practitioners."-Mathematical Reviews<br> <br> "This comprehensive and wide-ranging book will undoubtedly become a standard reference book for all those in the field of combinatorial optimization."-Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society<br> <br> "This text should be required reading for anybody who intends to do research in this area or even just to keep abreast of developments."-Times Higher Education Supplement, London<br> <br> Also of interest . . .<br> <br> INTEGER PROGRAMMING Laurence A. Wolsey Comprehensive and self-contained, this intermediate-level guide to integer programming provides readers with clear, up-to-date explanations on why some problems are difficult to solve, how techniques can be reformulated to give better results, and how mixed integer programming systems can be used more effectively. 1998 (0-471-28366-5) 260 pp.
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