Sunday, November 15, 2009

Diet Problems

As we will discuss in Lecture 2, diet problems have a long history in the development and teaching of linear programming. Diet problems are examples of a broad class of 'blending problems' which find an optimal mixture of raw materials subject to linear constraints. For those interested, there have been some recent reviews of the history of diet problems.
  • Susan Garner Garille and Saul J. Gass. "Stigler's Diet Problem Revisited"  Operations Research, Vol. 49, No. 1 (Jan. - Feb. 2001), pp. 1-13.

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