Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

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

Constraint

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_156
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An equation or inequality relating the variables in an optimization problem; a restriction on the permissible values of the decision variables of a given problem.

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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