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The book offers for the first time a collection of the basic historical papers on nonlinear programming
The book includes a full version of the famous Master Thesis of William Karush (1939), where the main theorem of nonlinear programming appeared for the first time
The book provides a useful history of mathematical programming
The book contains reproductions of the most important papers that gave birth to the first developments in nonlinear programming. Of particular interest is W. Karush's often quoted Master Thesis, which is published for the first time. The anthology includes an extensive preliminary chapter, where the editors trace out the history of mathematical programming, with special reference to linear and nonlinear programming.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Duality theory - History of mathematical programming - History of nonlinear programming - Nonlinear programming - Optimality conditions in nonlinear programming