Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2001 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris

Structural variables

  • Saul I. Gass
  • Carl M. Harris
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_1014

The original variables of a linear-programming problem as differentiated from slack, surplus and artificial variables. Structural variables are usually the variables of interest and have a physical interpretation such as production or shipments. They appear in the original defining inequalities or equations prior to the conversion of the problem to all equations.  Linear inequality;  Logical variable; Slack variable; Surplus variable.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saul I. Gass
    • 1
  • Carl M. Harris
    • 2
  1. 1.Robert H. Smith School of BusinessUniversity of MarylandCollege PartUSA
  2. 2.School of Information Technology & EngineeringGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA