Optimization is a field important in its own right but is also integral to numerous applied sciences, including operations research, management science, economics, finance and all branches of mathematics-oriented engineering. Constrained optimization models are one of the most widely used mathematical models in operations research and management science.
This book gives a modern and well-balanced presentation of the subject, focusing on theory but also including algorithims and examples from various real-world applications. Detailed examples and counter-examples are provided--as are exercises, solutions and helpful hints, and Matlab/Maple supplements.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 402
Weight: 947 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 25 mm
Edition: 2010 ed.
From the book reviews:
"The book is a marvelous introduction to a wonderful part of mathematics. It is appealing, easy to understand and at the same time serious mathematics is covered. ... It is certainly a good choice for required text in an introductory course on optimization." (Peter Hajnal, Acta Scientiarum Mathematicarum (Szeged), Vol. 78 (1-2), 2012)
"Few mathematics books manage to serve simultaneously the needs of many different types of readers, but this book by Frost (Ulm Univ., Germany) and Hoffmann (Univ. of Konstanz, Germany) offers satisfaction to everyone interested in optimization ... . book is fresh in conception and lucid in style and will appeal to anyone ... . invites the readers to think for themselves. ... Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries." (D. V. Feldman, Choice, Vol. 48 (9), May, 2011)
"Strong aspect of this book is the discussion of interior point methods for linear and semidefinite programming. ... The book contains many illustrations, some of which are particularly helpful in visualizing the mathematical theory. ... The required level of mathematical maturity makes it more suitable for a first graduate course in optimization. This book may be of interest to instructors who are looking for a textbook that emphasizes the mathematical theory of optimization, optimality conditions, and interior point methods for linear and semidefinite programming." (Brain Borchers, The Mathematical Association of America, October, 2010)
"The book is an excellent introduction to the world of continuous optimization. The authors are successful in balancing the theoretical background and the usable algorithms and optimization methods...The authors deserve an appreciation of the connection between theory and usage of mathematical tools as Matlab and Maple... [It] can be stated that this book constitutes a valuable guide for researchers and advanced students to the field of optimization." (J. Janacek, Zentralblatt)