Systems and Management Science by Extremal Methods

Systems and Management Science by Extremal Methods : Research Honoring Abraham Charnes at Age 70

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This volume, Systems and Management Science by Extremal Methods, is the second in a series dedicated to honoring and extending the work of Abraham Charnes. The first volume, entitled Extremal Methods and Systems Analysis (Springer Verlag, Berlin, 1980), was edited by A.V. Fiacco and K.O. Kortanek. Subtitled "An International Symposium on the Occasion of Abraham Charnes' Sixtieth Birthday," this first volume consisted of a selection from papers presented at a conference in honor of Professor Charnes held at The University of Texas at Austin in September 1977. This second volume consists of papers, to be described more fully below, that were presented in a similar 2 conference held at the IC Institute of The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, in October of 1987, to honor Dr. Charnes on his seventieth birthday. All these papers were written by scholars and scientists whose own work has been affected by the contributions of this distinguished scholar and educator over a long period of time.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 580 pages
  • 149.86 x 231.14 x 43.18mm | 975.22g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1992 ed.
  • XXV, 580 p.
  • 079239139X
  • 9780792391395

Table of contents

Section I Abraham Charnes-A Record of Educational Activities.- 1 A Dean's Perspective on Abraham Charnes: The Nature of Creative and Innovative Research and Teaching.- 2 On Learning from Outliers.- 3 Abraham Charnes as Teacher and Educator:A Student's Perspective.- Section II Abraham Charnes-A Record of Research Contributions.- 4 Contributions to Marketing.- 5 Contributions to Human Resource Planning.- 6 Contributions to Statistics.- 7 Contributions to Engineering.- Section III Linear Programming and Related Topics.- 8 m Applications of M-Matrices.- 9 Applications of Generalized Inverses.- 10 Variational Inequalities and Related Projections.- 11 An Implementation and Computational Evaluation of New Criteria for the Simplex Method.- 12 Using the Charnes et al. LP Problem Generator to Test Two Linear Programming Codes.- 13 On the Charnes-Lemke Algorithm for Linear Programming Problems with Multipage Structure.- Section IV Nonlinear and Probabilistically Constrained Programming.- 14 A Tutorial on Parametric Nonlinear Programming Sensitivity and Stability Analysis.- 15 Topics in Input Optimization.- 16 Posterior Convergence Under Incomplete Information.- 17 On ?-Divergence and its Applications.- 18 Spectral Estimation via Convex Programming.- 19 On Random Payoff Matrix Games.- Section V Theory of Games, Efficiency Measurement, and Goal Programming.- 20 Homomonotone Games and Monocore Solutions.- 21 Efficiency Evaluation Games.- 22 Rating Players in a Tournament: An mth-Generation Approach.- 23 The Analytic Hierarchy Process: Structure of the Problem and its Solutions.- 24 Simplified von Neumann-Morgenstern Axioms for the Subjective Valuation of Risky Assets.- 25 A Review of Policy-Bounding Techniques in Fisheries Management.- 26 Spot Pricing of Electricity: An Appraisal of the MIT Model.- 27 A Survey of Cost and Revenue Allocation Problems.- Section VI Semi-Infinite Programming and Applications.- 28 Semi-Infinite Programming-Recent Trends of Development.- 29 A Recursive, Volume-Reducing Algorithm for Semi-Infinite Linear Programming.- 30 First-and Second-Order Convex Programming Scaling Algorithms Applied to Geometric Programming.- 31 An Optimal Stopping Game in a Restricted Market.- 32 A Mixing Routine for the Design of Hierarchical Communications Networks.- Appendix: Publications of Abraham Charnes.
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'The book is certainly recommended to libraries of universities and research institutions...' Opsearch March 1993
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