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discuss convexity of the following set?

discuss convexity of the following set ? $$M= \{(x,y)∈\Bbb R^2 : x^2+y^2≥a^2 ,x^2+y^2≤b^2 ,x>0,y>0\} $$
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Need help using the neighborhood search heuristic

I need help using the following neighborhood search heuristic on the set S that is partitioned into A and B where A = {1, 2} and B = {3, 4}. This set partition is our initial solution x_0, and the ...
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Need guidance on a Queuing problem

I can't really go into specifics, I'm more just looking for terms that I can research to get on the right track. Classes of model/processes etc. A close analogy to my problem: I need to optimally ...
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an interior point of a convex set

How can we prove a point is an interior point of a convex set, considering we don't have all of the extreme points of the given convex set ? or How can we find an interior point of a convex set, ...
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Relative Interiors of polyhedra

***Source article: Magnanti, T. L., & Wong, R. T. (1981). Accelerating Benders decomposition: Algorithmic enhancement and model selection criteria. Operations Research, 29(3), 464-484
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Operations Research: Problems of choice with delayed effects

A company buys a manufacturing plant at a cost of $ 500,000. The manufacturing plant has a term of 5 years, with a value of elimination equal to $ 200,000 The manufacturing plant only requires a ...
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simplex M-method minimization problem

Solve using the simplex method. Identify the solution of the dual in the final simplex tableau Minimize: $$z=12x_{1}+4x_{2}+2x_{3}$$ **Constraints:**$$ x_{i}\ge 0$$ $$-6x_{1}+3x_{2}\ge 9$$ ...
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How to distribute groups over activities in rounds

I typed out my problem in a Latex file and I will add an image of it here: If anyone could help me how to solve this problem that would be amazing. Thank in advance. Boris
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Is “nonanticipating” a measurability property of a function or something more?

I have been reading some operations research papers that throw in the term "nonanticipating" at key points in the exposition, but I can't figure out precisely what they mean. My best guess is that ...
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maximization problem with inequalities restriction

I have a function $g(x,y,z)$, and $x+y+z=1, x\geq0,y\geq0,z\geq0$. Now I want to maximize $g$. If I ignore the inequalities, then I can use lagrangian and can solve this thing for maximum. But I am ...
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Scheduling Algorithm for a multi-server queue problem

I have 4 servers, n customers and m reports. At any time, a customer may request one of m reports. There are only 4 servers which are capable of generating reports. Each server can only process one ...
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What is the system equation $f$ in Hamilton equation in $H=g+p^Tf$?

I am studying the Donald Kirk's book Introduction to Dynamic Programming. Suppose some integral $\int g dt$ that must be minimised. Then you are given some constraints. Hamilton equation is $H=g+p^T ...
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Euler equation for $\int_0^{\infty}e^{-rt}(x^2+2x+\dot x^2) \ \mathrm dt$? Is $\infty$ in the boundary open or closed?

I am pondering this problem here, the course Mat-2.3148 Dynamic Optimization in Aalto University, i.e. Find the function $x(t)$ such that $\int_0^{\infty}e^{-rt}(x^2+2x+\dot x^2)\ \mathrm dt$ has ...
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Changing a queueing processes

Situation Consider a general queueing system $\mathscr{S}$, whose customer arrival times are independent, and whose service times are independent; both of these are allowed to have general ...
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Line that passes between two vectors

I encountered the following in a text book I'm reading and I can't seem to understand why this is true (I'm translating this into English so excuse me if I'm not using the correct english terms): ...
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In Courty and Li (2000) “Sequential Screening”, what justifies the last equation in Lemma 3.2?

Regarding the article "Sequential Screening," in Review of Economic Studies, 2000 by Courty and Li: In Lemma 3.2, the last equality states that ...
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Suppose I have the tableau below for a maximization problem. For the tableau to be optimal what are values for c1, c2, and b?

Suppose I have the tableau below for a maximization problem. For the tableau to be optimal what are values for c1, c2, and b? z x1 x2 x3 x4 x5 x6 RHS 1 c1 c2 0 0 0 0 10 ...
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Proving equivalence between basic feasible solution and vertex

I stumbled upon this proof of the Bertimas book on Linear optimization and I don't see what the "key ingredient" is that makes it work. Baxic feasible solution $\implies$Vertex Let $x^*$ be a ...
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What if objective function $Z$ is also in the constraints?

What if objective function $Z$ is in the constraints? To construct the dual form for this problem? how do I approach to this problem? Maximize $\;\;\;\;\;\;\; z$ subject to $$\;\;\;z - ...
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Partial dependencies in PERT

Assume that there are 6 activities in a Project: $A$, $B$, $C$, $D$, $E$ and $F$. ...
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Network simplex method, leaving and entering variables

Could someone give me a hint on this question, which is a past exam question: Under what circumstances will an entering variable in the network simplex method be the same as the leaving variable? ...
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Good MIP formulation of a timetabling problem

I am trying to formulate a university timetabling problem as a mixed-integer program. The choice variables are binary variables of the form $x(c,s,r)$ which is $1$ if a class of course $c$ is held in ...
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Probability Density Function and Proof

Given the Probability Density Function: $f(x)=kx(2-x), 0\leq x\leq 1$ Prove that $k=\frac 3 2$ Looks like it should be a Beta Distribution, but all examples of a beta distribution use the format: ...
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operation research revised simplex

in revised simplex when be compute inverse of basis matrix, it is told in the book that only one column changes(obviously because of entering basic variable)but i could not understand how does it make ...
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simplex method standard form

i am unable to understand algebraic formulation of simplex method.when we add slack variables, and solve for finding basic feasible solution we put free variables equal to zero. My question is why ...
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Sensitivity of coefficients in ODE

I am trying to formulate a mathematical model as part of an op-research problem, and I'm running into a roadblock concerning differential equations of a certain kind; I was hoping to understand if ...
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The difference between Dynamic Optimization, Stochastic Programming, Optimal control and Markov Decision Processes

I've seen the following terms thrown around somewhat interchangeably, and I'm confused. What are the distinctions between them, and what are some representative problems that each deals with? ...
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Double summation of linear function?

I am doing an assignment in operations research and I seem to struggle with some basic arithmetics. I need to formulate an objective function of the form $$\sum^3_{i=1}\sum^8_{j=1}(cij+c'ij)xij$$ ...
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Minimizing shipping cost under given constraints

I have a question that has been bugging me for about a day now. A manufacturing company receives orders for engines from two assembly plants. Plant I needs at least 45 engines and Plant II needs at ...
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Minimize LPP using graphical method [ operational research ]

Question: Minimize z = 2x + 6y Subject to 2x + y >= 2; 3x + 4y <= 12 x,y >=0 Is min z = 2 the right answer ? if not how do i solve this ?
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Application of queueing theory

Jake's Machine Shop contains a grinder for sharpening the machine cutting tools. A decision must now be made on the speed at which to set the grinder. The grinding time required by a machine operator ...
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Relation between arg min of two functions

When is $u_F(x) = \underset{u}{\text{argmin}}(F_1(x),\cdots,F_u(x),\cdots,F_U(x))$ $\le$ $\underset{u}{\text{argmin}}(G_1(x),\cdots,G_u(x),\cdots,G_U(x)) = u_G(x)$ where $u \in \{1,2,\cdots,U\}, x \in ...
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Highest (lowest) index of positive time-indexed variable

I have a simple problem involving a variable $x_{it}$ representing the amount of a resource allotted to a task $i$ in time $t$. The quantity of the (renewable) resource is constrained at a value $R$ ...
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How to enforce a constraint that a decision variable can only take 1 of $k$ integer values?

How would you enforce the constraint that $x$, a decision variable, can only take values -3, 7, or 19? I think I probably need to introduce a binary variable here but not sure where to start. Thanks. ...
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How to solve a linear program with OR constraints

I have $n$ people. I want assign them to $c$ jobs. A job may be not assigned at all or there must be a minimum and maximum number of people assigned to it. $n$ is about 4000 and $c$ is about 1000. ...
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Operational Research. (Ressource Management)

I am looking for a solution that i know exists already in the field of "Operational Research"... I Just can't put my finger on the name of the thing. An heuristic to solve a very common and simple ...
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Farkas lemma corollary and duality

Which is the application of the Farkas lemma corollary on duality? Let $$ Ax \leq b $$ be a system of inequalities, and let $$ P = \{y^TA = 0, y^Tb \leq -1, y \geq 0\} $$ be a polyhedron. May I say ...
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Functions minimized at the median of their arguments

I am doing research on problems of location of a public facility on a network which lead me to the following question. Is there an interesting way to characterize the class of functions $f : ...
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How to answer this linear algebra question, which is related to operations research?

I have the following question: Let $A$ be an $(m \times n)$-matrix and $b$ a vector in $\mathbb{R}^m$. The system of inequalities $Ax \leq b$ has a solution $x \geq 0$, if and only if $yb \geq 0$ for ...
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Travelling Salesman on Subset of Points

I'd like to solve the travelling salesman problem, except that the salesman only needs to travel to a subset of the locations. Each location has exactly one client, and each client has a "type". For ...
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Linear Programming Inventory Problem

I'm still trying to get used to the nature of these problems and I'd appreciate some further explanation. ...
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Linear Programming: Three variable graphical solution

A small bank offers three type of loans: housing loans at $8.50$% interest, education loans at $13.75$% interest rates, and loans to senior citizens at $12.25$% interest. Further, it needs to ...
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Financial Linear Programming Problem

I'm very new at linear programming and I'm trying to figure out a way to approach this problem below: ...
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Graphically solving a Linear Programming Problem?

I was given the following linear programming problem and have been asked to find all optimal solutions graphically. I am quite new to the subject, so please forgive my naivety. ...
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Mathematical formulation in operations research

Does anyone know how I would enforce the following constraints using a mathematical formulation? Any help or feedback is appreciated. a) If person A is given project 1, then person D must be given ...
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Complexity of Earlist Avaible Due Date for Scheduling Problem 1|ri, pi=1|Lmax

Let us consider the scheduling problem 1|ri,pi=1|Lmax (basically, this means there is one machine on which we have to schedule n jobs (all with identical procssing time 1) in such a way that the ...
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Checking whether a solution to MIP is optimal

Consider a binary integer program \begin{align} \min \quad &\sum _{j \in J}f_j x_j +\sum _{i \in I} c_i y_i \notag \\ \mbox{s.t.} \quad &\sum _{j \in N_i} x_j \ge 1-y_i, \quad \forall i\in I ...
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How would I answer this question? (Reworded)

George wants your help to work out how many of each type he should stock in order to maximise his profit. There are three types of Snackboxes: A, B and C. A and C both cost 5 to produce, and B cost 7 ...
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Summation notation [duplicate]

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I would be able to formulate this problem using summation notation for those of you who are familiar with it? Hermione has been busy packing her bag with ...
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Operations research - summation notation [duplicate]

Outline: Hermione has been thinking about the imminent return of the Dark Lord, so she has been busy packing her bag with all the items required for her survival. Because she has so many different ...