Linear Programming

  • William Miller
Chapter

Abstract

Linear programming is a subset of a larger area of application called mathematical programming. The purpose of this area is to provide a means by which a person may find an optimal solution for a problem involving objects or processes with fixed ‘costs’ (e.g. money, time, resources) and one or more ‘constraints’ imposed on the objects. As an example, consider the situation where a manufacturer wishes to produce 100 lb of an alloy which is 83% lead, 14% iron and 3% antimony. Assume he has at his disposal, five existing alloys with the following characteristics:

Keywords

Antimony 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • William Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.UrbandaleUSA

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