The integrated software supporting the execution of interactive examples "re-uses" the very nice software modules developed by (i) Drs Ken Goldberg and Ilan Adler at the Dept. of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of California at Berkeley, and (ii) Dr. Timothy Wisniewski, of Northwestern University. The remaining JAVA applets were developed "in house", by Panagiotis Reveliotis. In fact, this software is still under testing, so, please, report any problems with it, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This text is intended to function as an introduction to Linear Programming (LP) and the Simplex algorithm. The specific topics covered and the structure of the material is as follows:
Most of the text material is presented inductively, by generalizing some introductory highlighting examples. In fact, the basic structure of the material and many of the examples used in the text have been inspired by W. L. Winston's ``Introduction to Mathematical Programming'', ed. Duxbury, which has been used as the class text in an introductory LP course at the School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, at Georgia Tech.
An additional and innovative feature of this text is the integration of some software modules which allow the reader to run her own examples interactively. Specifically, this software is distributed at the end of key sections, and it is intended to demonstrate/visualize basic concepts and the functionality of the algorithms discussed in the text.