Scheduling Theory Single-Stage Systems

Scheduling Theory Single-Stage Systems

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This is one of two volumes devoted to single and multistage systems in scheduling theory respectively. The main emphasis throughout is on the analysis of the computational complexity of scheduling problems.
This volume is devoted to the problems of determining optimal schedules for systems consisting of either a single machine or several parallel machines. The most important statements and algorithms which relate to scheduling are described and discussed in detail. The book has an introduction followed by four chapters dealing with the elements of graph theory and the computational complexity of algorithms, polynomially solvable problems, priority-generating functions, and NP-Hard problems, respectively. Each chapter concludes with a comprehensive biobliography and review. The volume also includes an appendix devoted to approximation algorithms and extensive reference sections.
For researchers and graduate students of management science and operations research interested in production planning and flexible manufacturing.
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Product details

  • Book | 800 pages
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1994 ed.
  • 800 p. 2 volume-set.
  • 0792328728
  • 9780792328728

Table of contents

Preface. Introduction. 1: Elements of Graph Theory and Computational Complexity of Algorithms. 1. Sets, Orders, Graphs. 2. Balanced 2-3-Trees. 3. Polynomial Reducibility of Discrete Problems. Complexity of Algorithms. 4. Bibliography and Review. 2: Polynomially Solvable Problems. 1. Preemption. 2. Deadline-Feasible Schedules. 3. Single Machine. Maximal Cost. 4. Single Machine. Total Cost. 5. Identical Machines. Maximal Completion Time. Equal Processing Times. 6. Identical Machines. Maximal Completion Time. Preemption. 7. Identical Machines. Due Dates. Equal Processing Times. 8. Identical Machines. Maximal Lateness. 9. Uniform and Unrelated Parallel Machines. Total and Maximal Cost. 10. Bibliography and Review. 3: Priority-Generating Functions. Ordered Sets of Jobs. 1. Priority-Generating Functions. 2. Elimination Conditions. 3. Tree-like Order. 4. Series-Parallel Order. 5. General Case. 6. Convergence Conditions. 7. 1-Priority-Generating Functions. 8. Bibliography and Review. 4: NP-Hard Problems. 1. Reducibility of the Partition Problem. 2. Reducibility of the 3-Partition Problem. 3. Reducibility of the Vertex Covering Problem. 4. Reducibility of the Clique Problem. 5. Reducibility of the Linear Arrangement Problem. 6. Bibliographic Notes. Appendix. Approximation Algorithms. References. Additional References. Index.
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` These two volumes dedicated to the theory and complexity of scheduling problems are a valuable source of information to researchers and graduate students of operations research, management, and computer sciences. Readers with particular interests in production planning and flexible manufacturing are very well served by this fine set. '
Journal of Global Optimization, 7, 1995
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