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Discrete Problems from Applications

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Abstract

This book is about algorithms which solve some classical problems from discrete optimization. Such discrete problems arise in many application areas—from communications to scheduling in factories, from biology to economics. The field has attracted considerable attention over the last five decades mainly for one reason, namely the availability of powerful computing machinery. Let us motivate our topic with an example.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fakultät für Mathematik und InformatikFernUniversität in HagenHagenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and BioMaPS Institute for Quantitative Biology RutgersThe State University of New JerseyPiscatawayUSA

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