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By Hanif D. Sherali,W. P. Adams

ISBN-10: 1441948082

ISBN-13: 9781441948083

This e-book bargains with the idea and functions of the Reformulation- Linearization/Convexification process (RL T) for fixing nonconvex optimization difficulties. A unified therapy of discrete and non-stop nonconvex programming difficulties is gifted utilizing this technique. In essence, the bridge among those varieties of nonconvexities is made through a polynomial illustration of discrete constraints. for instance, the binariness on a 0-1 variable x . might be equivalently J expressed because the polynomial constraint x . (1-x . ) = zero. the inducement for this e-book is J J the position of tight linear/convex programming representations or relaxations in fixing such discrete and non-stop nonconvex programming difficulties. The imperative thrust is to begin with a version that offers an invaluable illustration and constitution, after which to extra develop this illustration via automated reformulation and constraint new release recommendations. As pointed out above, the focus of this publication is the improvement and alertness of RL T to be used as an automated reformulation strategy, and in addition, to generate powerful legitimate inequalities. The RLT operates in stages. within the Reformulation section, specific sorts of extra implied polynomial constraints, that come with the aforementioned constraints in terms of binary variables, are appended to the matter. The ensuing challenge is hence linearized, other than that convinced convex constraints are often retained in XV specific distinct circumstances, within the Linearization/Convexijication section. this is often performed through the definition of compatible new variables to exchange each one specified variable-product time period. the better dimensional illustration yields a linear (or convex) programming relaxation.

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