Some mathematical aspects of optimization problems in engineering.

by Robert E. Kalaba


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An application of the functional-equation technique of dynamic programming as a guide in the formulation and in the analytical and numerical treatment of chemical-engineering problems that involve multistage decision processes. Deterministic, stochastic, and adaptive decision processes are discussed. A method is given for treating classical variational problems as continuous decision processes, and techniques for reducing dimensionality are examined.

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