Optimization is an important and fascinating area of management science
and operations research. It helps to do less work, but gain more.
Applicability: There are many real-
world applications that can be
modeled as linear programming;
Solvability: There are theoretically
and practically efficient techniques
for solving large-scale problems.
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In this tutorial, we introduce the basic elements of an LP and
present some examples that can be modeled as an LP. In the
next tutorials, we will discuss solution techniques.
Linear programming (LP) is a
central topic in optimization. It
provides a powerful tool in
modeling many applications. LP
has attracted most of its attention
in optimization during the last six
decades for two main reasons: