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Dynamic Programming

Foundations and Principles, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

By Moshe Sniedovich

CRC Press

624 pages

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Incorporating a number of the author's recent ideas and examples, Dynamic Programming: Foundations and Principles, Second Edition presents a comprehensive and rigorous treatment of dynamic programming. The author emphasizes the crucial role that modeling plays in understanding this area. He also shows how Dijkstra's algorithm is an excellent exampl

Table of Contents

Introduction. SCIENCE: Fundamentals. Multistage Decision Model. Dynamic Programming- An Outline. Solution Methods. Successive Approximation Methods. Optimal Policies. The Curse of Dimensionality. The Rest Is Mathematics and Experience. ART: Refinements. The State. Parametric Schemes. The Principle of Optimality. Forward Decomposition. Push!. EPILOGUE: What Then Is Dynamic Programming?. Appendices. Bibliography. Index.

About the Author

Moshe Sniedovich is a Principal Fellow (Associate) in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Melbourne in Australia. Dr. Sniedovich has worked at the Israel Ministry of Agriculture, University of Arizona, Princeton University, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, and South Africa National Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences. He earned his B.Sc. from Technion and his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Operations Research
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Operations Research