Decision theory

an introduction to dynamic programming and sequential decisions

Author: John Bather

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: 9780471976486

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 191

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Decision Theory An Introduction to Dynamic Programming and Sequential Decisions John Bather University of Sussex, UK Mathematical induction, and its use in solving optimization problems, is a topic of great interest with many applications. It enables us to study multistage decision problems by proceeding backwards in time, using a method called dynamic programming. All the techniques needed to solve the various problems are explained, and the author's fluent style will leave the reader with an avid interest in the subject. * Tailored to the needs of students of optimization and decision theory * Written in a lucid style with numerous examples and applications * Coverage of deterministic models: maximizing utilities, directed networks, shortest paths, critical path analysis, scheduling and convexity * Coverage of stochastic models: stochastic dynamic programming, optimal stopping problems and other special topics * Coverage of advanced topics: Markov decision processes, minimizing expected costs, policy improvements and problems with unknown statistical parameters * Contains exercises at the end of each chapter, with hints in an appendix Aimed primarily at students of mathematics and statistics, the lucid text will also appeal to engineering and science students and those working in the areas of optimization and operations research.
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Multi-Objective Optimization Using Evolutionary Algorithms

Author: Kalyanmoy Deb

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471873396

Category: Computers

Page: 497

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Evolutionary algorithms are relatively new, but very powerfultechniques used to find solutions to many real-world search andoptimization problems. Many of these problems have multipleobjectives, which leads to the need to obtain a set of optimalsolutions, known as effective solutions. It has been found thatusing evolutionary algorithms is a highly effective way of findingmultiple effective solutions in a single simulation run. Comprehensive coverage of this growing area of research Carefully introduces each algorithm with examples and in-depthdiscussion Includes many applications to real-world problems, includingengineering design and scheduling Includes discussion of advanced topics and future research Can be used as a course text or for self-study Accessible to those with limited knowledge of classicalmulti-objective optimization and evolutionary algorithms The integrated presentation of theory, algorithms and exampleswill benefit those working and researching in the areas ofoptimization, optimal design and evolutionary computing. This textprovides an excellent introduction to the use of evolutionaryalgorithms in multi-objective optimization, allowing use as agraduate course text or for self-study.
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Pricing Communication Networks

Economics, Technology and Modelling

Author: Costas Courcoubetis,Richard Weber

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470864249

Category: Mathematics

Page: 378

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Traditionally engineers devised communication services without reference to how they should be priced. In today's environment pricing is a very complex subject and in practice depends on many parameters of the actual market - including amount of traffic, architecture of the network, technology, and cost. The challenge is to provide a generic service model which accurately captures aspects such as quality and performance, and can be used to derive optimal pricing strategies. Recent technology advances, combined with the deregulation of the telecommunication market and the proliferation of the internet, have created a highly competitive environment for communication service prividers. Pricing is no longer as simple as picking an appropriate model for a particular contract. There is a real need for a book that explains the provision of new services, the relation between pricing and resource allocation in networks; and the emergence of the internet and how to price it. Pricing Communication Networks provides a framework of mathematical models for pricing these multidimensional contracts, and includes background in network services and contracts, network techonology, basic economics, and pricing strategy. It can be used by economists to fill in the gaps in their knowledge of network services and technology, and for engineers and operational researchers to gain the background in economics required to price communication services effectively. * Provides a broad overview of network services and contracts * Includes a primer on modern network technology and the economic concepts relevant to pricing and competition * Includes discussion of mathematical models of traffic flow to help describe network capability and derive pricing strategies * Includes coverage of specialist topics, such as regulation, multicasting, and auctions * Illustrated throughout by detailed real examples * Suitable for anyone with an understanding of basic calculus and probability Primarily aimed at graduate students, researchers and practitioners from electrical engineering, computer science, economics and operations research Pricing Communication Networks will also appeal to telecomms engineers working in industry.
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Power Generation, Operation, and Control

Author: Allen J. Wood,Bruce F. Wollenberg,Gerald B. Sheblé

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118733916

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 656

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A thoroughly revised new edition of the definitive work on power systems best practices In this eagerly awaited new edition, Power Generation, Operation, and Control continues to provide engineers and academics with a complete picture of the techniques used in modern power system operation. Long recognized as the standard reference in the field, the book has been thoroughly updated to reflect the enormous changes that have taken place in the electric power industry since the Second Edition was published seventeen years ago. With an emphasis on both the engineering and economic aspects of energy management, the Third Edition introduces central "terminal" characteristics for thermal and hydroelectric power generation systems, along with new optimization techniques for tackling real-world operating problems. Readers will find a range of algorithms and methods for performing integrated economic, network, and generating system analysis, as well as modern methods for power system analysis, operation, and control. Special features include: State-of-the-art topics such as market simulation, multiple market analysis, contract and market bidding, and other business topics Chapters on generation with limited energy supply, power flow control, power system security, and more An introduction to regulatory issues, renewable energy, and other evolving topics New worked examples and end-of-chapter problems A companion website with additional materials, including MATLAB programs and power system sample data sets
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Algorithmen für Dummies

Author: John Paul Mueller,Luca Massaron

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527809775

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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Wir leben in einer algorithmenbestimmten Welt. Deshalb lohnt es sich zu verstehen, wie Algorithmen arbeiten. Das Buch präsentiert die wichtigsten Anwendungsgebiete für Algorithmen: Optimierung, Sortiervorgänge, Graphentheorie, Textanalyse, Hashfunktionen. Zu jedem Algorithmus werden jeweils Hintergrundwissen und praktische Grundlagen vermittelt sowie Beispiele für aktuelle Anwendungen gegeben. Für interessierte Leser gibt es Umsetzungen in Python, sodass die Algorithmen auch verändert und die Auswirkungen der Veränderungen beobachtet werden können. Dieses Buch richtet sich an Menschen, die an Algorithmen interessiert sind, ohne eine Doktorarbeit zu dem Thema schreiben zu wollen. Wer es gelesen hat, versteht, wie wichtige Algorithmen arbeiten und wie man von dieser Arbeit beispielsweise bei der Entwicklung von Unternehmensstrategien profitieren kann.
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Moderne Betriebssysteme

Author: Andrew S. Tanenbaum

Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH

ISBN: 9783827373427

Category: Betriebssystem

Page: 1239

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Kombinatorische Optimierung

Theorie und Algorithmen

Author: Bernhard Korte,Jens Vygen

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3540769196

Category: Mathematics

Page: 675

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Das Lehrbuch ist die deutsche Übersetzung der 4., wesentlich erweiterten Auflage des Titels „Combinatorial Optimization – Theory and Algorithms". Es gibt den neuesten Stand der kombinatorischen Optimierung wieder und liefert vornehmlich theoretische Resultate und Algorithmen mit beweisbar guten Laufzeiten und Ergebnissen, jedoch keine Heuristiken. Enthalten sind vollständige Beweise, auch für viele tiefe und neue Resultate, von denen einige bisher in der Lehrbuchliteratur noch nicht erschienen sind. Mit Übungen und umfassendem Literaturverzeichnis.
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Constraint-Programmierung

Grundlagen und Anwendungen

Author: Thom Frühwirth,Slim Abdennadher

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642591159

Category: Mathematics

Page: 165

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Das Buch gibt einen kompakten, aber umfassenden Überblick über das Problemlösen und Programmieren mit "Constraints" (Randbedingungen). Diese aktuelle Programmiermethodik ermöglicht es, Aufgaben direkt zu formulieren und effizient zu lösen. Sie gewinnt zusehends Bedeutung in Anwendungsbereichen wie Kombinatorische Suchprobleme (z.B. Zeitplanen, Layout-Optimierung), Berechnungen (Finanzanalyse), Simulation (Hardware-Verifikation) oder allgemein Schließen und Rechnen mit ungenauer oder unvollständiger Information (z.B. Kostenschätzung). Die theoretisch fundierte Darstellung mit Aufgaben und Anwendungsbeispielen aus der Praxis ist in der Lehre erprobt, aber auch für Forscher und Praktiker von Nutzen.
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