## Introduction

Optimization problems are widespread in the mathematical modeling of real world systems and their applications arise in all branches of science, applied science and engineering. The goal of the *Encyclopedia* *of Optimization* is to introduce the reader to a complete set of topics in order to show the spectrum of recent research activities and the richness of ideas in the development of theories, algorithms and the applications of optimization. It is directed to a diverse audience of students, scientists, engineers, decision makers and problem solvers in academia, business, industry, and government.

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## Bibliographic information

- Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
- Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
- Print ISBN 978-0-7923-6932-5
- Online ISBN 978-0-306-48332-5
- eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
- Number Of Entries 547
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