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Studies in Computational Intelligence

Dynamic Programming

A Computational Tool

Authors: Lew, Art, Mauch, Holger

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This book provides a practical introduction to computationally solving discrete optimization problems using dynamic programming. From the unusually numerous and varied examples presented, readers should more easily be able to formulate dynamic programming solutions to their own problems of interest.

We also provide and describe the design, implementation, and use of a software tool, named DP2PN2Solver, that has been used to numerically solve all of the problems presented earlier in the book. This computational tool can be used by students to solve academic problems if this book is used in coursework, and by practitioners to solve many real-world problems if the state space is not too large.

Finally, this book is also a research monograph that describes a novel application of Petri net theory. DP2PN2Solver takes user input in the form of the DP functional equation for a problem, automatically constructs a Petri net model, called a Bellman net, as an internal computer representation for the DP problem, and then generates from the Bellman net the numerical solution for the DP problem. This solution can be obtained using Java, a spreadsheet, a Petri net tool, and other systems.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dynamic Programming
Book Subtitle
A Computational Tool
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Computational Intelligence
Series Volume
38
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-37014-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-37014-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-37013-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07200-0
Series ISSN
1860-949X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 379
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