(0) items

Linear and Nonlinear Optimization,9780898716610
This item qualifies for


Your order must be $59 or more, you must select US Postal Service Shipping as your shipping preference, and the "Group my items into as few shipments as possible" option when you place your order.

Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace Items, eBooks, Apparel, and DVDs not included.

Linear and Nonlinear Optimization

by ; ;


Pub. Date:
Society for Industrial & Applied

Questions About This Book?

Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the 2nd edition with a publication date of 4/30/2012.
What is included with this book?
  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.


Provides an introduction to the applications, theory, and algorithms of linear and nonlinear optimization. The emphasis is on practical aspects - discussing modern algorithms, as well as the influence of theory on the interpretation of solutions or on the design of software. The book includes several examples of realistic optimization models that address important applications. The succinct style of this second edition is punctuated with numerous real-life examples and exercises, and the authors include accessible explanations of topics that are not often mentioned in textbooks, such as duality in nonlinear optimization, primal-dual methods for nonlinear optimization, filter methods, and applications such as support-vector machines. The book is designed to be flexible. It has a modular structure, and uses consistent notation and terminology throughout. It can be used in many different ways, in many different courses, and at many different levels of sophistication.

Author Biography

Igor Griva is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computational and Data Science and the Department of Mathematical Sciences at George Mason University. His research focuses on the theory and methods of nonlinear optimization and their application to problems in science and engineering.Stephen G. Nash is a Professor of Systems Engineering and Operations Research at George Mason University. His research focuses on scientific computing, especially nonlinear optimization, along with related interests in statistical computing and optimal control.Ariela Sofer is Professor and Chair of the Systems Engineering and Operations Research Department at George Mason University. Her major areas of interest are nonlinear optimization and optimization in biomedical applications.

Table of Contents

Optimization models
Fundamentals of optimization
Representation of linear constraints
Linear Programming:
Geometry of linear programming
The simplex method
Duality and sensitivity
Enhancements of the simplex method
Network problems
Computational complexity of linear programming
Interior-point methods of linear programming
Unconstrained Optimization
Basics of unconstrained optimization
Methods for unconstrained optimization
Low-storage methods for unconstrained problems
Nonlinear Optimization
Optimality conditions for constrained problems
Feasible-point methods
Penalty and barrier methods
Topics from linear algebra
Other fundamentals
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

Please wait while the item is added to your cart...