Applied Dynamic Programming

Applied Dynamic Programming


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Applied Dynamic Programming by Richard Bellman, Stuart E Dreyfus

This comprehensive study of dynamic programming applied to numerical solution of optimization problems. It will interest aerodynamic, control, and industrial engineers, numerical analysts, and computer specialists, applied mathematicians, economists, and operations and systems analysts.

Originally published in 1962.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691625423
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/08/2015
Series: Princeton Legacy Library Series
Pages: 390
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

  • Frontmatter, pg. i
  • Introduction, pg. vii
  • Contents, pg. xiii
  • CHAPTER I. One-dimensional Allocation Processes, pg. 1
  • CHAPTER II. Multidimensional Allocation Processes, pg. 39
  • CHAPTER III. One-dimensional Smoothing and Scheduling Processes, pg. 103
  • CHAPTER IV. Optimal Search Techniques, pg. 152
  • CHAPTER V. Dynamic Programming and the Calculus of Variations, pg. 180
  • CHAPTER VI. Optimal Trajectories, pg. 207
  • CHAPTER VII. Multistage Production Processes Utilizing Complexes of Industries, pg. 234
  • CHAPTER VIII. Feedback Control Processes, pg. 245
  • CHAPTER IX. Computational Results for Feedback Control Processes, pg. 275
  • CHAPTER X. Linear Equations and Quadratic Criteria, pg. 285
  • CHAPTER XI. Markovian Decision Processes, pg. 297
  • CHAPTER XII. Numerical Analysis, pg. 322
  • Appendix I. On a Transcendental Curve, pg. 337
  • Appendix II. A New Approach to the Duality Theory of Mathematical Programming, pg. 340
  • Appendix III. A Computational Technique Based on Successive Approximations in Policy Space, pg. 348
  • Appendix IV. On a New Functional Transform in Analysis: The Maximum Transform, pg. 354
  • Appendix V. The RAND Johnniac Computer, pg. 357
  • Name Index, pg. 359
  • Subject Index, pg. 362

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