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A First Course in Optimization Theory

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This book introduces students to optimization theory and its use in economics and allied disciplines.

Synopsis:

This book introduces students to optimization theory and its use in economics and allied disciplines.

Synopsis:

A First Course in Optimization Theory introduces students to optimization theory and its use in economics and allied disciplines. The first of its three parts examines the existence of solutions to optimization problems in R(superscript n), and how these solutions may be identified. The second part explores how solutions to optimization problems change with changes in the underlying parameters, and the last part provides an extensive description of the fundamental principles of finite- and infinite-horizon dynamic programming. Each chapter contains a number of detailed examples explaining both the theory and its applications for first-year master's and graduate students. "Cookbook" procedures are accompanied by a discussion of when such methods are guaranteed to be successful, and equally importantly, when they could fail. Each result in the main body of the text is also accompanied by a complete proof. A preliminary chapter and three appendices are designed to keep the book mathematically self-contained.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 349-350) and index.

Table of Contents

1. Mathematical preliminaries; 2. Optimization in Rn; 3. Existence of solutions: the Weierstrass theorem; 4. Unconstrained optima; 5. Equality constraints and the theorem of Lagrange; 6. Inequality constraints and the theorem of Kuhn and Tucker; 7. Convex structures in optimization theory; 8. Quasi-convexity and optimization; 9. Parametric continuity: the maximum theorem; 10. Supermodularity and parametric monotonicity; 11. Finite-horizon dynamic programming; 12. Stationary discounted dynamic programming; Appendix A: Set theory and logic: an introduction; Appendix B: The real line; Appendix C: Structures on vector spaces; Bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521497701
Author:
Sundaram, Rangarajan K.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Rangarajan K., Sundaram
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Programming
Subject:
Economics - Theory
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Game Theory
Subject:
Mathematical optimization
Subject:
Programming (Mathematics)
Subject:
Economics - General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
no. 19
Publication Date:
19960631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
11 line diagrams
Pages:
375
Dimensions:
9.76x7.04x.82 in. 1.47 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This book introduces students to optimization theory and its use in economics and allied disciplines.
"Synopsis" by , A First Course in Optimization Theory introduces students to optimization theory and its use in economics and allied disciplines. The first of its three parts examines the existence of solutions to optimization problems in R(superscript n), and how these solutions may be identified. The second part explores how solutions to optimization problems change with changes in the underlying parameters, and the last part provides an extensive description of the fundamental principles of finite- and infinite-horizon dynamic programming. Each chapter contains a number of detailed examples explaining both the theory and its applications for first-year master's and graduate students. "Cookbook" procedures are accompanied by a discussion of when such methods are guaranteed to be successful, and equally importantly, when they could fail. Each result in the main body of the text is also accompanied by a complete proof. A preliminary chapter and three appendices are designed to keep the book mathematically self-contained.
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