The text is therefore ideally suited for classroom use. The prerequisite material, basic linear algebra and real analysis, is presented in the first chapter and is covered in undergraduate classes. The presentation stresses geometry and simple proofs at all times. --Serge G. Kruk, Mathematical Reviews, 2006
The book's treatment of convexity theory is rigorous, insightful, and quite comprehensive, with all major aspects of the subject receiving substantial treatment. The mathematical development is ambitiously novel and uses a handful of unifying principles that can be easily visualized and understood ... The writing style is very clear with many figures and exercises supporting the text ... This is a ground-breaking and highly pedagogical book on a fundamental subject, which will be greatly appreciated by students and researchers. I highly recommend this book. --P. Pardalos, Optimization Methods and Software
About the Author
The principal author, Dimitri P. Bertsekas, is McAfee Professor of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a member of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering. The supporting authors, Angelia Nedic and Asuman E. Ozdaglar, hold PhDs from MIT, and are Professors at the Univ. of Illinois, and MIT, respectively.