Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

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

Pivot row

  • Saul I. Gass
  • Carl M. Harris
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_759

The row corresponding to the position of the basic variable that is to be dropped from the basis in a simplex method iteration. In general, the row correspoding to the row position of a pivot element in a Gaussian elimination step.  Eta vector;  Gaussian elimination;  Matrices and matrix algebra; Pivot column; Pivot element;  Simplex method.

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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