Cover: Inductive proof of the simplex method.

Inductive proof of the simplex method.

Published 1960

by George Bernard Dantzig

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A proof of the existence of an optimal basis in the simplex method based on induction. Specifically, it is shown that a finite chain of feasible basis changes exists, resulting in either an optimal feasible solution or in an infinite class of feasible solutions, such that the objective form tends to minus infinity.

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