By Jon Lee
Jon Lee makes a speciality of key mathematical principles resulting in helpful types and algorithms, instead of on facts buildings and implementation info, during this introductory graduate-level textual content for college students of operations study, arithmetic, and desktop technology. the point of view is polyhedral, and Lee additionally makes use of matroids as a unifying proposal. subject matters contain linear and integer programming, polytopes, matroids and matroid optimization, shortest paths, and community flows. difficulties and workouts are incorporated all through in addition to references for additional examine.
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P, let n Pk := x ∈ Rn+ : aikj x j ≤ bik , for i = 1, 2, . . 2 Linear-Programming Duality 19 and consider the linear program p n (P) cjxj : x ∈ max j=1 Pk . k=1 p Suppose that the ckj are deﬁned so that c j = k=1 ckj . Such a decomposition of c ∈ Rn is called a weight splitting of c. For k = 1, 2, . . , p, consider the linear programs n (Pk ) ckj x j : x ∈ Pk . max j=1 Proposition (Sufﬁciency of weight splitting). Given a weight splitting of c, if x ∈ Rn is optimal for all Pk (k = 1, 2, . .
We consider the system of linear inequalities: n ≤ bi , for i = 1, 2, . . , m; yi ai j ≤ c j , for j = 1, 2, . . , n; ai j x j j=1 m i=1 m (I ) − yi ai j ≤ −c j , for j = 1, 2, . . , n; i=1 −yi ≤ 0, n for i = 1, 2, . . , m; m cjxj + − j=1 bi yi ≤ 0. i=1 By the Weak Duality Theorem, it is easy to see that x ∈ Rn and y ∈ Rm are optimal to P and D, respectively, if and only if (x, y) satisﬁes I . By the Theorem of the Alternative for Linear Inequalities, system I has a solution if and only if the system m − c j τ = 0, for j = 1, 2, .
The index βi ∈ β is eligible to leave the basis if xβ∗i < 0. If no such index exists, then β is already primal feasible. Once the leaving index βi is selected, index η j ∈ η is eligible to enter the basis if := −cη j /a iη j is minimized among all η j with a iη j < 0. If no such index exists, then P is infeasible. If > 0, then the objective value of the primal solution decreases. As there are only a ﬁnite number of bases, this process must terminate in a ﬁnite number of iterations either with the conclusion that P is infeasible or with a basis that is both primal feasible and dual feasible.
A First Course in Combinatorial Optimization by Jon Lee