This graduate-level text considers the Soviet ellipsoid algorithm for linear programming; efficient algorithms for network flow, matching, spanning trees, and matroids; the theory of NP-complete problems; local search heuristics for NP-complete problems, more. 1982 edition.
A text for a range of graduate courses, with some of the material suitable for students of computer science with a background in the theory of algorithms and some suitable for those with a background in operations research. Corrected and unabridged from the 1982 publication by Prentice-Hall, with a new preface. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.