Serial Systems and Dynamic Programming

  • Andrew B. Templeman


There are many ways in which a problem may be categorised according to its major features — linear, non-linear, continuous, discrete, stochastic, etc. One important category of problems which cuts across all the conventional category boundaries consists of problems which exhibit serial or sequential features. This chapter examines the nature of sequential systems and demonstrates how problems can be solved by a method known as dynamic programming (DP).


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© Andrew B. Templeman 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew B. Templeman
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  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of LiverpoolUK

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