Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

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

Pivot column

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_757
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The column vector of coefficients associated with the entering basis variable in a simplex method iteration. Also, more generally, the column that contains the pivot element of a Gaussian elimination step or similar process. Eta vector; Gaussian elimination; Matrices and matrix algebra; Pivot element; Pivot row ; Simplex method.

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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