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Engineering Optimization: Theory and Practice / Edition 4

Engineering Optimization: Theory and Practice / Edition 4

by Singiresu S. Rao, Rao, S. S. Rao
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ISBN-13: 9780470183526
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/20/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 848
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

Singiresu S. Rao, PhD, is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Miami. Dr. Rao has published more than 175 technical papers in internationally respected journals and more than 150 papers in conference proceedings in the areas of engineering optimization, reliability-based design, fuzzy systems, uncertainty models, structural and mechanical design, and vibration engineering. He has authored several books, including The Finite Element Method in Engineering, Mechanical Vibrations, Vibration of Continuous Systems, Reliability-Based Design, and Applied Numerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Optimization.
Classical Optimization Techniques.
Linear Programming I: Simplex Method.
Linear Programming II: Additional Topics and Extensions.
Nonlinear Programming I: One-Dimensional Minimization Methods.
Nonlinear Programming II: Unconstrained Optimization Techniques.
Nonlinear Programming III: Constrained Optimization Techniques.
Geometric Programming.
Dynamic Programming.
Integer Programming.
Stochastic Programming.
Further Topics in Optimization.
Practical Aspects of Optimization.
Answers to Selected Problems.

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"He presents an updated textbook addressing the techniques and applications of engineering optimization for the efficient and economical design and production of products and systems. The material has been used extensively by the author to teach optimum design and engineering optimization courses at the advanced-undergraduate and graduate levels at a number of universities." (Book News, August 2009)

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