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linear program

(definition)

Definition: A problem expressible in the following form. Given an n × m real matrix A, m-vector b and n-vector c, determine minx{c· x | Ax ≥ b and x ≥ 0} where x ranges over all n-vectors and the inequalities are interpreted component-wise, i.e., x ≥ 0 means that the entries of x are nonnegative.

See also dual linear program.

Note: From Algorithms and Theory of Computation Handbook, page 34-18 (also pages 31-33 and 32-39), Copyright © 1999 by CRC Press LLC. Appearing in the Dictionary of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology, Copyright © 2000 CRC Press LLC.

Author: CRC-A

More information

Programación Lineal, a site in Spanish about linear programming.


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Algorithms and Theory of Computation Handbook, CRC Press LLC, 1999, "linear program", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 15 December 2008. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/linearProgramming.html