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By Lap Chi Lau

With the arrival of approximation algorithms for NP-hard combinatorial optimization difficulties, a number of options from targeted optimization resembling the primal-dual strategy have confirmed their endurance and flexibility. This publication describes an easy and robust technique that's iterative in essence, and equally important in various settings for unique and approximate optimization. The authors spotlight the commonality and makes use of of this technique to turn out quite a few classical polyhedral effects on matchings, bushes, matroids, and flows. The presentation sort is user-friendly sufficient to be obtainable to somebody with publicity to uncomplicated linear algebra and graph conception, making the ebook appropriate for introductory classes in combinatorial optimization on the top undergraduate and starting graduate degrees. Discussions of complicated purposes illustrate their power for destiny program in examine in approximation algorithms.

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