Comments on two direct methods in linear programming.
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Mathematics and Statistics
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In this thesis we will analyse the two algorithms for linear programming (LP) presented by Stojkovic and Stanimirovic  in 2001. One of the methods, which the authors call the "minimal angles method" (MA method) was designed to determine either an optimal extreme point or an extreme point adjacent to an optimal extreme point. Unfortunately, the theorem upon which the MA method is based is not valid. This was shown by Li  in 2004 with two counterexamples. We will show that one of the counterexamples itself is not valid, and will provide an alternate, valid counterexample. We will also provide a careful study of the MA method to see if there is a class of LP, where it can be applied. This leads to a method we call the "active cone method" which can be used for 2 variable LPs. The second method of Stojkovic and Stanimirovic  in 2001 uses an analogy to Game Theory to devise a process, based on "dominated strategies", to simplify a certain class of LP. We extend this idea and present an iterative method which provides further reduction to a large class of LPs.Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2004 .W365. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 43-03, page: 0987. Advisers: R. J. Caron; T. Traynor. Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2004.
Wang, Cheng (Marshal)., "Comments on two direct methods in linear programming." (2004). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1479.