Quadratic knapsack problems

  • G. Gallo
  • P. L. Hammer
  • B. Simeone
Part of the Mathematical Programming Studies book series (MATHPROGRAMM, volume 12)


The quadratic knapsack (QK) model naturally arises in a variety of problems in operations research, statistics and combinatorics. Some “upper planes” for the QK problem are derived, and their different uses in a branch-and-bound scheme for solving such a problem are discussed. Some theoretical results concerning the class of all upper planes, as well as extensive computational experience, are reported.

Key words

Knapsack Problem Quadratic Programming Upper Planes Branch-and-Bound Computation 


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© The Mathematical Programming Society 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Gallo
    • 1
  • P. L. Hammer
    • 2
  • B. Simeone
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto M. Picone per le Applicazioni del CalcoloCNRRomaItaly
  2. 2.University of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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