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Introduction to optimization

Author: Pablo Pedregal
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2003.
Series: Texts in applied mathematics, 46.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 optimal control, thus giving students an overall view of all aspects of optimization in a single reference. As a primer on optimization, its main goal is to provide a succinct and accessible  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pablo Pedregal
ISBN: 0387403981 9780387403984 9781441923349 1441923349
OCLC Number: 52334990
Description: x, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Linear programming --
3. Nonlinear programming --
4. Approximation techniques --
5. Variational problems and dynamic programming --
6. Optimal control --
References --
Index.
Series Title: Texts in applied mathematics, 46.
Responsibility: Pablo Pedregal.
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