Assignment Problem

Assignment Problem

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The assignment problem is one of the fundamental combinatorial optimization problems in the branch of optimization or operations research in mathematics. It consists of finding a maximum weight matching in a weighted bipartite graph. In its most general form, the problem is as follows: There are a number of agents and a number of tasks. Any agent can be assigned to perform any task, incurring some cost that may vary depending on the agent-task assignment. It is required to perform all tasks by assigning exactly one agent to each task in such a way that the total cost of the assignment is minimized. If the numbers of agents and tasks are equal and the total cost of the assignment for all tasks is equal to the sum of the costs for each agent (or the sum of the costs for each task, which is the same thing in this case), then the problem is called the linear assignment problem. Commonly, when speaking of the assignment problem without any additional qualification, then the linear assignment problem is meant.show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136776820
  • 9786136776828