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Open Problems

  • Vijay V. Vazirani

Abstract

This chapter is centered around problems and issues currently in vogue in the field of approximation algorithms. Important new issues are bound to arise in the future. With each of these problems two questions arise — that of obtaining the best approximation guarantee and a matching hardness result1

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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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