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Introduction

  • Vijay V. Vazirani

Abstract

NP-hard optimization problems exhibit a rich set of possibilities, all the way from allowing approximability to any required degree, to essentially not allowing approximability at all. Despite this diversity, underlying the process of design of approximation algorithms are some common principles. We will explore these in the current chapter.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vijay V. Vazirani
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  1. 1.Georgia Institute of TechnologyCollege of ComputingAtlantaUSA

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