Author | Pedregal, Pablo. author |
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Title | Introduction to Optimization [electronic resource] / by Pablo Pedregal |

Imprint | New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2004 |

Connect to | http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/b97412 |

Descript | X, 246 p. online resource |

SUMMARY

This undergraduate textbook introduces students of science and engineering to the fascinating field of optimization. It is a unique book that brings together the subfields of mathematical programming, variational calculus, and optimization in a single reference. As a primer on optimization, its main goal is to provide a succinct and accessible introduction to linear programming, nonlinear programming, numerical optimization algorithms, variational problems, dynamic programming, and optimal control. Prerequisites have been kept to a minimum, although a basic knowledge of calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations is assumed. There are numerous examples, illustrations, and exercises throughout the text, making it an ideal book for self-study. Applied mathematicians, physicists, engineers, and scientists will find this introduction to optimization extremely useful

CONTENT

Linear Programming -- Nonlinear Programming -- Approximation Techniques -- Variational Problems and Dynamic Programming -- Optimal Control

Mathematics
Operations research
Decision making
Game theory
Mathematical optimization
Physics
Microwaves
Optical engineering
Mathematics
Game Theory Economics Social and Behav. Sciences
Optimization
Theoretical Mathematical and Computational Physics
Microwaves RF and Optical Engineering
Operation Research/Decision Theory