Introduction to Optimization / Edition 1

Introduction to Optimization / Edition 1

by Pablo Pedregal
     
 

ISBN-10: 1441923349

ISBN-13: 9781441923349

Pub. Date: 03/31/2013

Publisher: Springer New York

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

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441923349
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
03/31/2013
Series:
Texts in Applied Mathematics Series, #46
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2004
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Series Preface
Preface
Ch. 1Introduction
Ch. 2Linear Programming
Ch. 3Nonlinear Programming
Ch. 4Approximation Techniques
Ch. 5Variational Problems and Dynamic Programming
Ch. 6Optimal Control
References
Index

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