This accomplished textbook on combinatorial optimization areas special emphasis on theoretical effects and algorithms with provably good performance, unlike heuristics. it's in response to a variety of classes on combinatorial optimization and really expert issues, commonly at graduate point. This publication stories the basics, covers the classical subject matters (paths, flows, matching, matroids, NP-completeness, approximation algorithms) intimately, and proceeds to complicated and up to date issues, a few of that have no longer seemed in a textbook sooner than. Throughout, it comprises entire yet concise proofs, and in addition offers numerous exercises and references.

This 5th variation has back been up to date, revised, and significantly extended, with greater than 60 new workouts and new fabric on various topics, together with Cayley's formulation, blockading flows, faster b-matching separation, multidimensional knapsack, multicommodity max-flow min-cut ratio, and sparsest minimize. therefore, this e-book represents the state-of-the-art of combinatorial optimization.

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