Semidefinite Programming

  • Vijay V. Vazirani


In the previous chapters of Part II of this book we have shown how linear programs provide a systematic way of placing a good lower bound on OPT (assuming a minimization problem), for numerous NP-hard problems. As stated earlier, this is a key step in the design of an approximation algorithm for an NP-hard problem. It is natural, then, to ask if there are other widely applicable ways of doing this.


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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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