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### complexity of feasibility checking for a convex optimization problem

I just want to check with you all whether I understand it correctly or not. If I have a convex optimization problem like \begin{align} &\min \quad f(x) \\ & s.t. \quad h(x)≤0, \end{align} and ...
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### Are there known patterns among minimal expressions?

Let $R = F[z_1, z_2, \dots]$ be the finite-degree polynomials in a countable number of variables. Let $\mathcal{E}(R)$ be the set of all expressions of polynomials. Note that there could be an ...
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### How do you find a minimum of a function with these tools?

Let's say I can define a group $G$ acting on a set of combinatorial objects $X$ and I have a function $f: X \to \Bbb{N}$ that I want to find a minimum of in $X$. Is there a polynomial time ...
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### Minimizing Height of a Table

This optimization question popped into my mind while working with latex tables: Suppose we have a table with $m$ rows and $n$ columns, and for each $1\le i\le m,1\le j\le n$ we are given $T(i,j)$ ...
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### Why is Dantzig's solution to the knapsack problem only approximate

For a bunch of items with values $v_i$ and weights $w_i$, and with a total weight $W$ that our bag can carry, how do we achieve maximum total value without breaking the bag? Dantzig proposed that we ...
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### Optimization Puzzle

You are given a large number of LEGO blocks of size 1. You can build blocks of other sizes using smaller blocks. For example, you can build a block of size 2 using two of size 1 blocks and then build ...
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### Vertex arrangement on the unit sphere

The problem is how can I solve a following in polynomial time? There is a graph $G$ with $n$ vertices, and the goal is to find an arrangement of its vertices on an $n$-dimensional unit-sphere so as to ...