An Introduction to the Theory of Dynamic Programming

by Richard Ernest Bellman

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A discussion of dynamic programming, defined as a mathematical theory devoted to the study of multistage processes. These processes are composed of sequences of operations in which the outcome of those preceding may be used to guide the course of future ones. Operations of both deterministic and stochastic types are considered. Dynamic programming is a mathematical theory devoted to the study of multistage processes. The multistage processes discussed in this report are composed of sequences of operations in which the outcomes of those preceding may be used to guide the courses of future ones. Operations of both deterministic and stochastic types are discussed.

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