Table of contents for Approximation algorithms / Vijay V. Vazirani.


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Introduction.- I. Combinatorial Algorithms: Set cover. Steiner tree and TSP. Multiway cuts and k-cuts. k-center. Feedback vertex set. Shortest superstring. Knapsack. Bin packing. Minimum makespan scheduling. Euclidean TSP.- II. LP-Based Algorithms: Introduction to LP-duality. Rounding applied to set cover. LP-duality based analysis for set cover. The primal-dual schema. Maximum satisfiability. Scheduling on unrelated parallel machines. Multicut and integer multicommodity flow in trees. Multiway cut. Multicut in general graphs. Sparsest cut. Steiner forest. Steiner network. Facility location. k-median. Semidefinite programming.- III. Other Topics: Counting problems. Shortest vector. Hardness of approximation. Open problems.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Computer algorithms.
Mathematical optimization.