Contraction mappings in the theory underlying dynamic programming by Eric V. Denardo

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Published by Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, Calif .

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  • Dynamic programming.,
  • Mathematical optimization.

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Bibliography: p. 31.

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StatementEric V. Denardo.
SeriesMemorandum -- RM-4755-PR, Research memorandum (Rand Corporation) -- RM-4755-PR..
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Paginationix, 31 p. :
Number of Pages31
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Open LibraryOL17984746M

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