Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

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

Unbounded optimal solution

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_1081
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A solution to a constrained optimization problem in which the objective function value can be shown to increase (or decrease) without bound on the feasible region. A real world problem whose mathematical model exhibits an unbounded optimal solution must have an incorrect formulation.

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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