Methods for linear and quadratic programming. (English) Zbl 0348.90094

Studies in Mathematical and Managerial Economics. Vol. 17. Amsterdam - Oxford: North-Holland Publishing Company; New York: American Elsevier Publishing Company, Inc. XII, 477 p. Dfl. 120.00; $ 49.95 (1975).
The title of this book states its contents rather accurately with the exception of the fact that it also contains two chapters on the linear complementarity problem. The book concentrates completely on methods to the exclusion of theory and applications. The author’s approach to the presentation of methods emphasizes numerical examples and lengthy verbal descriptions. lt is seldom possible to find a clear-cut step-by-step statement of an algorithm, and this, in the reviewer’s opinion, diminishes the value of the contribution.
A more detailed review by the undersigned can be found in [Interfaces 6, 88–91 (1975; https://www.jstor.org/stable/25059262)].


90-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to operations research and mathematical programming
90C05 Linear programming
90C20 Quadratic programming
90C33 Complementarity and equilibrium problems and variational inequalities (finite dimensions) (aspects of mathematical programming)