Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

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

Convex hull

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_167

The smallest convex set of containing a given set of points S. The convex hull of a given set S is the intersection of all convex sets containing S. The convex hull of a given set of points S is the set of all convex combinations of set of points from S. If the set S is a finite set of points in a finite-dimensional space, then the convex hull is a polyhedron. See Convex set; Polyhedron.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Robert H. Smith School of BusinessUniversity of MarylandCollege PartUSA
  2. 2.School of Information Technology & EngineeringGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA