Elements of optimization, with applications in economics and business / Delia Koo.

Author
Koo, Delia [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Springer-Verlag, c1977.
Description
viii, 220 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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Subject(s)
Series
Heidelberg science library. [More in this series]
Summary note
This book presents in one short volume and in simple fashion the mathematical concepts and tools which underlie the various optimization procedures commonly used by such scientists as economists, operations researchers, and engineers. The mathematical background assumed is one year's calculus (not well remembered) and some acquaintance with elementary vector and matrix terminology. An important feature of the book is its emphasis on plausibility over formal abstraction or rigor, and basic principles are illustrated with examples worked out in detailed step by step manner.
Notes
Includes index.
Bibliographic references
Bibliography: p. [212]-215.
Action note
Committed to retain in perpetuity — ReCAP Shared Collection (HUL)
Contents
  • Extrema of a function of one variable
  • Extrema of a function of two or more variables (without constraint)
  • Functions of two or more variables (with constraint)
  • Simultaneous maxima of several functions
  • Linear programming
  • Linear programming--duality and sensitivity analysis
  • Nonlinear programming
  • Optimal control
  • Appendix I. Quadratic forms and characteristic roots
  • Appendix II. Convexity and quasiconvexity.
ISBN
0387902635
LCCN
^^^77007629^
OCLC
2963816
RCP
H - S
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