Combinatorial processes and dynamic programming.

by Richard Ernest Bellman


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A discussion of the application of dynamic-programming techniques to a class of combinatorial problems. The essential difficulty of these problems appears in their apparent lack of complexity, as it is usually either a question of performing a finite set of arithmetic operations or of determining the largest of a finite set of numbers. Although no specific numerical results are presented, references to extensive computational studies of S. E. Dreyfus and the author are given. 65 pp.

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