Definition of linear programming in English:

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linear programming


A mathematical technique for maximizing or minimizing a linear function of several variables, such as output or cost.
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  • Both linear programming and power series were themes which ran through Motzkin's research throughout his life but he was an extremely broad mathematician and there were many other themes.
  • During this troubled period Hua developed, with Wang Yuan, a broad interest in linear programming, operations research, and multidimensional numerical integration.
  • The ‘decision-making sciences’ such as linear programming and operations research were developed during World War II to solve the logistical problems associated with supplying overseas troops in different theaters of operation.

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Syllabification: lin·e·ar pro·gram·ming

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