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Networks in Action

Text and Computer Exercises in Network Optimization

  • Gerard Sierksma
  • Diptesh Ghosh

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 140)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Gerard Sierksma, Diptesh Ghosh
    Pages 1-2
  3. Gerard Sierksma, Diptesh Ghosh
    Pages 3-10
  4. Gerard Sierksma, Diptesh Ghosh
    Pages 11-15
  5. Gerard Sierksma, Diptesh Ghosh
    Pages 17-35
  6. Gerard Sierksma, Diptesh Ghosh
    Pages 37-60
  7. Gerard Sierksma, Diptesh Ghosh
    Pages 61-85
  8. Gerard Sierksma, Diptesh Ghosh
    Pages 87-115
  9. Gerard Sierksma, Diptesh Ghosh
    Pages 117-142
  10. Gerard Sierksma, Diptesh Ghosh
    Pages 143-180
  11. Gerard Sierksma, Diptesh Ghosh
    Pages E1-E6
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 183-184

About this book

Introduction

Most books covering network optimization explain the theory but offer only exercises that support the understanding of that theory, and case studies that are offered are not suitable for classroom analysis, either because data sets are missing or they’re just too large to handle in the classroom.  Networks in Action: Text and Computer Exercises in Network Optimization contains a wide range of not-too-large network optimization problems that need to be analyzed and solved by using the computer.  Using case studies based on a single fictitious company throughout, the book presents exercises in each chapter that are at once small enough to solve in the classroom, while too large to be solved by eye.

After providing an overview of the modeling and implementing process, a look at network theory, and comprehensive listing of references with comments, the book looks shortest paths, minimum spanning trees, network flows, matchings, facility location, and cyclic routing on networks.  Each chapter contains exercises that have been rigorously classroom-tested. The result is a perfect text for a one-semester course on network optimization, whether at the advanced undergraduate or the graduate level within an operations research program, econometrics, or as part of an MBA program.

Keywords

Cyclic routing Facility location Matchings Minimum spanning trees Modeling Network optimization Optimization Theory Shortest path econometrics operations research optimization

Authors and affiliations

  • Gerard Sierksma
    • 1
  • Diptesh Ghosh
    • 2
  1. 1.Fac. Economische Wetenschappen, Vakgroep Marketing & MarketingRijksuniversiteit GroningenGroningenNetherlands
  2. 2.Dept. Production & Quantitative MethodsIndian Institute of ManagementAhmedabadIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-5513-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-5512-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-5513-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0884-8289
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