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  • Fred Glover
  • Manuel Laguna

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Fred Glover, Manuel Laguna
    Pages 1-24
  3. Fred Glover, Manuel Laguna
    Pages 25-57
  4. Fred Glover, Manuel Laguna
    Pages 93-124
  5. Fred Glover, Manuel Laguna
    Pages 125-151
  6. Fred Glover, Manuel Laguna
    Pages 153-226
  7. Fred Glover, Manuel Laguna
    Pages 227-266
  8. Fred Glover, Manuel Laguna
    Pages 267-303
  9. Fred Glover, Manuel Laguna
    Pages 305-342
  10. Fred Glover, Manuel Laguna
    Pages 343-357
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 359-383

About this book


Faced with the challenge of solving hard optimization problems that abound in the real world, classical methods often encounter great difficulty - even when equipped with a theoretical guarantee of finding an optimal solution. Vitally important applications in business, engineering, economics and science cannot be tackled with any reasonable hope of success, within practical time horizons, by solution methods that have been the predominant focus of academic research throughout the past three decades (and which are still the focus of many textbooks). The impact of technology and the advent of the computer age have presented us with the need (and opportunity) to solve a range of problems that could scarcely have been envisioned in the past. Weare confronted with applications that span the realms of resource planning, telecommunications, VLSI design, fmancial analysis, scheduling, space planning, energy distribution, molecular engineering, logistics, pattern classification, flexible manufacturing, waste management, mineral exploration, biomedical analysis, environmental conservation and scores of others.


classification communication design learning logistics management memory optimization programming scheduling search strategy

Authors and affiliations

  • Fred Glover
    • 1
  • Manuel Laguna
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ColoradoBoulderUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-8187-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-6089-0
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