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Approximation Algorithms for NP-Hard Problems 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0534949686
ISBN-10: 0534949681
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Course Technology; 1 edition (July 26, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0534949681
  • ISBN-13: 978-0534949686
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.6 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,636,210 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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22 of 28 people found the following review helpful By KARTIK KRISHNAN S. on May 9, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Developing approximation algorithms for NP hard problems is now a very active field in Mathematical Programming and Theoretical Computer Science. This book is actually a collection of survey articles written by some of the foremost experts in this field.
Many of these developments are due to Mathemtical programming (primal dual, semidefinite programming et al). The most exciting of these has been the Goemans and Williamson algorithm for MAX CUT and MAX SAT. A good account of these techniques appears in Chapters 4 and 11.
On the other hand a sequence of unexpected results in complexity culminated in a proof that many of these problems cannot have polynomial approximation algorithms unless P=NP. A good survey of "Hardness of Approximations" appears in Chapter 10, written by Sanjeev Arora and Carsten Lund both of whom were responsible for some original developments in this field.
I am going to purchase a copy of this book and can only strongly recommend it to everyone.
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