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A general approach to the 1-center problem. (English) Zbl 0615.90034
This paper studies the 1-center problem in general metric spaces. More specifically, properties of a lower bound proposed by P. M. Dearing and R. L. Francis [Transp. Sci. 8, 333-343 (1974)] are presented and a geometric algorithm is derived to solve some instances of the problem when the location space is \(R^ 2\) and the distance is measured by a block norm.

MSC:
90B05 Inventory, storage, reservoirs
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