International Series in Operations Research & Management Science

Networks in Action

Text and Computer Exercises in Network Optimization

Authors: Sierksma, Gerard, Ghosh, Diptesh

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  • Presents optimization problems small enough to be solved in class yet too large to be solved by eye
  • Uses fictitious case study format for all exercises
  • All exercises rigorously classroom-tested
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About this Textbook

Most books covering network optimization explain the theory but offer only exercises that support the understanding of that theory, and case studies that are offered are not suitable for classroom analysis, either because data sets are missing or they’re just too large to handle in the classroom.  Networks in Action: Text and Computer Exercises in Network Optimization contains a wide range of not-too-large network optimization problems that need to be analyzed and solved by using the computer.  Using case studies based on a single fictitious company throughout, the book presents exercises in each chapter that are at once small enough to solve in the classroom, while too large to be solved by eye.

After providing an overview of the modeling and implementing process, a look at network theory, and comprehensive listing of references with comments, the book looks shortest paths, minimum spanning trees, network flows, matchings, facility location, and cyclic routing on networks.  Each chapter contains exercises that have been rigorously classroom-tested. The result is a perfect text for a one-semester course on network optimization, whether at the advanced undergraduate or the graduate level within an operations research program, econometrics, or as part of an MBA program.

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“The book presents in a very interesting way different problems connected with network optimization. … I would strongly recommend the book as a complementary material for a graduate course on network optimization or related subjects.” (Jacek Błazewicz, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1217, 2011)

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Networks in Action
Book Subtitle
Text and Computer Exercises in Network Optimization
Authors
Series Title
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Series Volume
140
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-5513-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-5513-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-5512-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2543-4
Series ISSN
0884-8289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 184
Number of Illustrations
96 b/w illustrations
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