Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

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

Cone

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_149
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A set which contains the ray generated by any of its points. Mathematically, a set S is a cone if the point x in S implies that αx is in S for all α ≥ 0.

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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