Accession Number : ADA112060

Title :   Reminiscences about the Origins of Linear Programming.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA SYSTEMS OPTIMIZATION LAB

Personal Author(s) : Dantzig,George B

PDF Url : ADA112060

Report Date : Apr 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Some recollections about the early days of linear programming, the contributions of von Neumann, Leontief, Koopmans and others and about some of the extensions that have taken place from 1950-1970 and some from 1970-1980 are discussed. Linear programming is viewed as a revolutionary development giving us the ability for the first time to state general objectives and to find, by means of the simplex method, optimal policy decisions to practical decision problems of great complexity. (author)

Descriptors :   *Linear programming, *Mathematical programming, History, Input output models, Simplex method, Decision making, Optimization, Algorithms, Automata

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE