Encyclopedia of Optimization [electronic resource] / edited by Christodoulos A. Floudas, Panos M. Pardalos.

Contributor(s): Floudas, Christodoulos A [editor.] | Pardalos, Panos M [editor.] | SpringerLink (Online service)
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 2009Edition: Second EditionDescription: eReference. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780387747590Subject(s): Mathematics | Algorithms | Mathematical models | Mathematical optimization | Calculus of variations | Operations research | Management science | Mathematics | Optimization | Operations Research, Management Science | Algorithms | Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control; Optimization | Mathematical Modeling and Industrial MathematicsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 519.6 LOC classification: QA402.5-402.6Online resources: Click here to access online In: Springer eBooksSummary: The goal of the Encyclopedia of Optimization is to introduce the reader to a complete set of topics that show the spectrum of research, the richness of ideas, and the breadth of applications that has come from this field. In 2000, the first edition was widely acclaimed and received high praise. J.B. Rosen crowned it “an indispensable resource” and Dingzhu Du lauded it as “the standard most important reference in this very dynamic research field”. Top authors such as Herbert Hauptman (winner of the Nobel Prize) and Leonid Khachiyan (the Ellipsoid theorist) contributed and the second edition keeps these seminal entries. The second edition builds on the success of the former edition with more than 150 completely new entries, designed to ensure that the reference addresses recent areas where optimization theories and techniques have advanced. Particularly heavy attention resulted in health science and transportation, with entries such as “Algorithms for Genomics”, “Optimization and Radiotherapy Treatment Design”, and “Crew Scheduling”.
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The goal of the Encyclopedia of Optimization is to introduce the reader to a complete set of topics that show the spectrum of research, the richness of ideas, and the breadth of applications that has come from this field. In 2000, the first edition was widely acclaimed and received high praise. J.B. Rosen crowned it “an indispensable resource” and Dingzhu Du lauded it as “the standard most important reference in this very dynamic research field”. Top authors such as Herbert Hauptman (winner of the Nobel Prize) and Leonid Khachiyan (the Ellipsoid theorist) contributed and the second edition keeps these seminal entries. The second edition builds on the success of the former edition with more than 150 completely new entries, designed to ensure that the reference addresses recent areas where optimization theories and techniques have advanced. Particularly heavy attention resulted in health science and transportation, with entries such as “Algorithms for Genomics”, “Optimization and Radiotherapy Treatment Design”, and “Crew Scheduling”.

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