Stable Parametric Programming
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Stable Parametric Programming

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Optimality and stability are two important notions in applied mathematics. This book is a study of these notions and their relationship in linear and convex parametric programming models. It begins with a survey of basic optimality conditions in nonlinear programming. Then new results in convex programming, using LFS functions, for single-objective, multi-objective, differentiable and non-smooth programs are introduced. Parametric programming models are studied using basic tools of point-to-set topology. Stability of the models is introduced, essentially, as continuity of the feasible set of decision variables under continuous perturbations of the parameters. Perturbations that preserve this continuity are regions of stability. It is shown how these regions can be identified. The main results on stability are characterizations of locally and globally optimal parameters for stable and also for unstable perturbations. The results are straightened for linear models and bi-level programs. Some of the results are extended to abstract spaces after considering parameters as `controls'. Illustrations from diverse fields, such as data envelopment analysis, management, von Stackelberg games of market economy, and navigation problems are given and several case studies are solved by finding optimal parameters. The book has been written in an analytic spirit. Many results appear here for the first time in book form.
Audience: The book is written at the level of a first-year graduate course in optimization for students with varied backgrounds interested in modeling of real-life problems. It is expected that the reader has been exposed to a prior elementary course in optimization, such as linear or non-linear programming. The last section of the book requires some knowledge of functional analysis.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 322 pages
  • 165.1 x 241.3 x 22.9mm | 589.68g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2001 ed.
  • XXII, 322 p.
  • 0792371399
  • 9780792371397

Table of contents

General Preface. Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction. 2. Classical Optimality Conditions. 3. Basic Convex Programming. 4. Asymptotic Optimality Conditions. 5. Non-Smooth Programs. 6. Multi-Objective Programs. 7. Introduction to Stability. 8. Locally Optimal Parameters. 9. Globally Optimal Parameters. 10. Optimal Value Function. 11. Partly Convex Programming. 12. Numerical Methods in PCP. 13. Zermelo's Navigation Problems. 14. Efficiency Testing in Data Envelopment Analysis. 15. Orientation. Appendix: Method of Weierstrass. Glossary of Symbols. References. Index.
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Review quote

'The book would be of great interest to both graduate students and researchers who are concerned with optimization problems.'
Zentalblatt MATH, 986 (2002)
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