Programming Books C Java PHP Python Learn more Browse Programming Books
Rented from RentU
To Rent, select Shipping State from options above
Due Date: May 31, 2015
FREE return shipping at the end of the semester. Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with rentals.
Used: Good | Details
Sold by RentU
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Fast shipping from Amazon! Qualifies for Prime Shipping and FREE standard shipping for orders over $35. Overnight, 2 day and International shipping available! Excellent Customer Service.. May not include supplements such as CD, access code or DVD.
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $17.41
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Linear Programming (Series of Books in the Mathematical Sciences) Paperback – September 15, 1983

ISBN-13: 978-0716715870 ISBN-10: 0716715872 Edition: First Edition

Used
Price: $132.88
Rent
Price: $34.57
4 New from $387.23 18 Used from $49.62 1 Collectible from $466.70
Rent from Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$97.07
Paperback
"Please retry"
$34.57
$387.23 $49.62
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Shop the New Digital Design Bookstore
Check out the Digital Design Bookstore, a new hub for photographers, art directors, illustrators, web developers, and other creative individuals to find highly rated and highly relevant career resources. Shop books on web development and graphic design, or check out blog posts by authors and thought-leaders in the design industry. Shop now

Product Details

  • Series: Series of Books in the Mathematical Sciences
  • Paperback: 478 pages
  • Publisher: W. H. Freeman; First Edition edition (September 15, 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0716715872
  • ISBN-13: 978-0716715870
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #977,621 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Brian Borchers on September 30, 2005
Format: Paperback
I've been teaching a linear programming course at the advanced undergraduate level out of this book for the last 12 years. I'm still happy with Chvatal's book and haven't found anything better.

Prerequisites for this book include some background in linear algebra (the typical sophomore level introduction to linear algebra is enough), and some experience with proof based mathematics. Because the subject does not involve the difficult concepts of analysis, it (much like number theory) makes a good subject for students to study as they are developing proof writing skills.

The first 10 chapters of the book present the simplex method, the revised simplex method, duality theory, and sensitivity analysis.

This material can easily be covered in 10 weeks. The remaining chapters of the book are largely independent, mostly focused on various applications of linear programming and specialization of the simplex method to network flow problems.

Chvatal presents the simplex method and many of its applications from a mathematical point of view. He states and proves theorems, but also provides plenty of motivation. Students who make an effort do develop more mathematical maturity from working through this book.

Chvatal also presents the material from a computational and algorithmic point of view. One of the major points of the book is that the author prefers to use algorithmic proofs. For example, the proof that every standard form LP is either infeasibile, unbounded, or has an optimal BFS is built on the simplex method- Since the algorithm terminates in one of these three states, and can't go into an infinite loop, these are the only possibilities.

Another particular strength of the book is in the presentation of duality theory.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 22, 1996
Format: Paperback
This book is a good introduction to linear programming. And
very readable.
It also serves as a good reference. For a more advanced
text and non-linear programming topics, look at Nash and
Sofer.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By David C. Frye on July 11, 2003
Format: Paperback
I cut my teeth on this text in George Nemhauser's class. The book is clear and concise and does an excellent job explaining this topic to beginners. I've not come across a better introductory text yet. I still have this book in my reference library.
If you want an introduction to LP, this is the text for you.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 19 people found the following review helpful By KARTIK KRISHNAN S. on March 30, 1999
Format: Paperback
A masterpiece on Linear Programming. Although it does not contain Interior Point Methods developed subsequently, it's always the first book I refer to, whenever I have any questions on Linear Programming. Strongly Recommended.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Vitoria Pureza on January 5, 2007
Format: Paperback
The book presents many aspects of linear programming, particularly basic concepts, in a much simpler and interesting way than earlier books on this area. If focuses on what I consider the relevant aspects of LP and avoids sections describing endless calculations. Besides basic and some advanced concepts, there is an entire section devoted to applications which is interesting for engineering courses.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again