Extremal Methods and Systems Analysis

An International Symposium on the Occasion of Professor Abraham Charnes’ Sixtieth Birthday Austin, Texas, September 13 – 15, 1977

  • Anthony V. Fiacco
  • Kenneth O. Kortanek
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 174)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Historical Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anthony V. Fiacco, Kenneth O. Kortanek
      Pages 10-24
  3. Economic Modeling and Equilibrium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Sten Thore
      Pages 52-67
    3. L. V. Kantorovich, J. V. Romanovsky
      Pages 85-95
  4. Planning and Decision Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Morton Lane, Jerome Kreuser
      Pages 98-134
  5. Generalized Inverses and Matrices

  6. Transportation and Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Richard Barr, Joyce Elam, Fred Glover, Darwin Klingman
      Pages 250-274
  7. Game Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Gerald L. Thompson
      Pages 312-334
  8. Mathematical Programming Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Aharon Ben-Tal
      Pages 336-356
    3. Ulrich Eckhardt
      Pages 374-383
    4. Christoph Witzgall
      Pages 384-414
    5. Wilhelm Rödder, Hans-Jürgen Zimmermann
      Pages 415-427
  9. Mathematical Programming Computations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 429-429
    2. E. M. L. Beale
      Pages 430-432
  10. Complementarity and Fixed Point Theory

  11. Stochastic, Dynamic, and Markov Models

  12. Back Matter
    Pages 539-548

About these proceedings


The papers appearing in this Volume were selected from a collec­ tion of papers presented at the Internationa~ Symposium on Extrema~ Methods and Systems Ana~ysis on the Occasion of Professor A. Charnes' 60th Birthday, at the University of Texas in Austin, 13-15 September 1977. As coeditors, we have followed the normal editorial procedures of scholarly journals. We have obtained invaluable assistance from a number of colleagues who essentially performed the duties of associate editors, coordinating most of the reviews. All papers except those appearing in the Historica~ Perspectives section were refereed by at least two individuals with competency in the respective area. Because of the wide range and diversity of the topics, it would have been im­ possible for us to make a consistently rational selection of papers without the help of the associate editors and referees. We are indeed grateful to them. The breadth of extremal methods and systems analysis, suggested by the range of topics covered in these papers, is characteristic of the field and also of the scholarly work of Professor Charnes. Extre­ mal methods and systems analysis has been a pioneering and systematic approach to the development and application of new scientific theories and methods for problems of management and operations in both the pri­ vate and public sectors, spanning all major disciplines from economics to engineering.


Charnes, Abraham Operations Research algorithms game theory linear optimization nonlinear optimization optimization

Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony V. Fiacco
    • 1
  • Kenneth O. Kortanek
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Operations Research Institute for Management Science and EngineeringThe Washington UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsCarnegie-Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-09730-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-46414-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8442
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