© 1995

Linear Programming

A Modern Integrated Analysis


Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Romesh Saigal
    Pages 1-5
  3. Romesh Saigal
    Pages 7-65
  4. Romesh Saigal
    Pages 67-83
  5. Romesh Saigal
    Pages 85-110
  6. Romesh Saigal
    Pages 111-264
  7. Romesh Saigal
    Pages 265-305
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 307-342

About this book


In Linear Programming: A Modern Integrated Analysis, both boundary (simplex) and interior point methods are derived from the complementary slackness theorem and, unlike most books, the duality theorem is derived from Farkas's Lemma, which is proved as a convex separation theorem. The tedium of the simplex method is thus avoided.
A new and inductive proof of Kantorovich's Theorem is offered, related to the convergence of Newton's method. Of the boundary methods, the book presents the (revised) primal and the dual simplex methods. An extensive discussion is given of the primal, dual and primal-dual affine scaling methods. In addition, the proof of the convergence under degeneracy, a bounded variable variant, and a super-linearly convergent variant of the primal affine scaling method are covered in one chapter. Polynomial barrier or path-following homotopy methods, and the projective transformation method are also covered in the interior point chapter. Besides the popular sparse Cholesky factorization and the conjugate gradient method, new methods are presented in a separate chapter on implementation. These methods use LQ factorization and iterative techniques.


Algebra Complementary Slackness Newton's method Optimality Conditions calculus duality linear algebra linear optimization programming transformation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial and Operations EngineeringThe University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

Bibliographic information


`I recommend this book to anyone desiring a deep understanding of the simplex method, interior-point methods, and the connections between them.'
Interfaces, 27:2 (1997)
The book is clearly written. ... It is highly recommended to anybody wishing to get a clear insight in the field and in the role that duality plays not only from a theoretical point of view but also in connection with algorithms.'
Optimization, 40 (1997)