Preliminary Concepts of Geometric Programming (GP) Model

  • Sahidul Islam
  • Wasim Akram Mandal
Part of the Forum for Interdisciplinary Mathematics book series (FFIM)


Geometric programming (GP) was introduced by Duffin, Peterson, and Zener in their famous book “Geometric programming” Theory and Application in 1967. It is natural to guess that the name “GP” comes from the many geometrical problems that can be formulated as GPs. But in fact, this comes from the arithmetic–geometric mean inequality (A.M.-G.M. inequality). This inequality plays a central role in the analysis of GPs.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sahidul Islam
    • 1
  • Wasim Akram Mandal
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of KalyaniKalyani, NadiaIndia
  2. 2.Beldanga D.H. Senior MadrasahBeldanga, MurshidabadIndia

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