Notes on Optimization
by Pravin Varaiya
Publisher: Van Nostrand 1972
Number of pages: 140
The author's objective was to present, in a compact and unified manner, the main concepts and techniques of mathematical programming and optimal control to students having diverse technical backgrounds. A reasonable knowledge of advanced calculus, linear algebra, and linear differential equations is sufficient for the reader to follow the Notes.
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