Mathematical Programming

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 127–136

Matroids and the greedy algorithm

  • Jack Edmonds

DOI: 10.1007/BF01584082

Cite this article as:
Edmonds, J. Mathematical Programming (1971) 1: 127. doi:10.1007/BF01584082


Linear-algebra rank is the solution to an especially tractable optimization problem. This tractability is viewed abstractly, and extended to certain more general optimization problems which are linear programs relative to certain derived polyhedra.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack Edmonds
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.National Bureau of StandardsWashington, D.C.USA
  2. 2.University of WaterlooOntarioCanada