Submodular Functions and Optimization: Second Edition / Edition 2

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$112.68
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $139.79
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 6%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (4) from $139.79   
  • New (3) from $139.79   
  • Used (1) from $156.78   

Overview

It has widely been recognized that submodular functions play essential roles in efficiently solvable combinatorial optimization problems. Since the publication of the 1st edition of this book fifteen years ago, submodular functions have been showing further increasing importance in optimization, combinatorics, discrete mathematics, algorithmic computer science, and algorithmic economics, and there have been made remarkable developments of theory and algorithms in submodular functions. The 2nd edition of the book supplements the 1st edition with a lot of remarks and with new two chapters: "Submodular Function Minimization" and "Discrete Convex Analysis." The present 2nd edition is still a unique book on submodular functions, which is essential to students and researchers interested in combinatorial optimization, discrete mathematics, and discrete algorithms in the fields of mathematics, operations research, computer science, and economics.

Key features:

- Self-contained exposition of the theory of submodular functions.
- Selected up-to-date materials substantial to future developments.
- Polyhedral description of Discrete Convex Analysis.
- Full description of submodular function minimization algorithms.
- Effective insertion of figures.
- Useful in applied mathematics, operations research, computer science, and economics.

- Self-contained exposition of the theory of submodular functions.
- Selected up-to-date materials substantial to future developments.
- Polyhedral description of Discrete Convex Analysis.
- Full description of submodular function minimization algorithms.
- Effective insertion of figures.
- Useful in applied mathematics, operations research, computer science, and economics.

It has widely been recognized that submodular functions play essential roles in efficiently solvable combinatorial optimization problems. Since the publication of the 1st edition of this book fifteen years ago, submodular functions have been showing further increasing importance in optimization, combinatorics, discrete mathematics, algorithmic computer science, and algorithmic economics, and there have been made remarkable developments of theory and algorithms in submodular functions. The 2nd edition of the book supplements the 1st edition with a lot of remarks and with new two chapters: "Submodular Function Minimization" and "Discrete Convex Analysis." The present 2nd edition is still a unique book on submodular functions, which is essential to students and researchers interested in combinatorial optimization, discrete mathematics, and discrete algorithms in the fields of mathematics, operations research, computer science, and economics.Self-contained exposition of the theory of submodular functions.

- Selected up-to-date materials substantial to future developments.

- Polyhedral description of Discrete Convex Analysis.

- Full description of submodular function minimization algorithms.

- Effective insertion of figures.

- Useful in applied mathematics, operations research, computer science, and economics.

- Self-contained exposition of the theory of submodular functions.
- Selected up-to-date materials substantial to future developments.
- Polyhedral description of Discrete Convex Analysis.
- Full description of submodular function minimization algorithms.
- Effective insertion of figures.
- Useful in applied mathematics, operations research, computerscience, and economics

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780444520869
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 9/29/2005
  • Series: Annals of Discrete Mathematics Series , #58
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 410
  • Sales rank: 1,193,621
  • Product dimensions: 0.94 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.
Preface to the Second Editor.
Part I.
Chapter I. Introduction.
Chapter II. Submodular Systems and Base Polyhedra.
Chapter III. Neoflows.
Chapter IV. Submodular Analysis.
Chapter V. Nonlinear Optimizaation with Submodular Constraints.
Part II.
Chapter VI. Submodular Function Minimization.
Chapter VII. Discrete Convex Analysis.
References.
Index.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)