© 1960

Linear Programming in Industry

Theory and Applications. An Introduction


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Sven Danø
    Pages 1-4
  3. Sven Danø
    Pages 15-25
  4. Sven Danø
    Pages 33-64
  5. Sven Danø
    Pages 90-95
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 104-120

About this book


The present volume is intended to serve a twofold purpose. First, it provides a university text of Linear Programming for students of or operations research interested in the theory of production economics and cost and its practical applications; secondly, it is the author's hope that engineers, business executives, managers, and others responsible for the organization and planning of industrial operations may find the book useful as an introduction to Linear Programming methods and techniques. Despite the different backgrounds of these categories of potential readers, their respective fields overlap to a considerable extent; both are concerned with economic optimization problems, and the use of Linear Programming to problems of production planning is simply applied theory of production. The non-economist reader may, but should not, pass over Chapter IV in which the linear production model is linked up with the economic theory of production. Without being an advanced text, the book aims at covering enough ground to make the reader capable of detecting, formulating, and solving such linear planning problems as he may encounter within his particular field. No heavy demands are made on the reader's mathematical profi­ ciency; except for the proofs in the Appendix-which may be skipped ü desired-the mathematical exposition is purely elementary, involving only simple linear relations. In the author's experience, the pedagogical advantages of this approach, as compared with the use of matrix algebra, amply justify the sacrilice of mathematical elegance and typographical simplicity, particularly in explaining the simplex method.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Linear Programming in Industry
  • Book Subtitle Theory and Applications. An Introduction
  • Authors Sven Dano
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 1960
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-7091-3646-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-7091-3644-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 120
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Computer Science, general
    Engineering, general
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