LINEAR PROGRAMMING UNDER UNCERTAINTY
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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A complete computation procedure is given for a special class of two- stage linear programming models in which allocations in the first stage are made to meet an uncertain but known distribution of demands occurring in the second stage. This case, applicable to many practical problems constitutes the principal part of the paper. Next, a class of models is considered where the activities are divided into two or more stages. The quantities of activities in the first stage are the only ones that can be determined in advance because those in the second and latter stages depend on the outcome of random events. Theorems on convexity of the objective cost functions are established for the general m-stage case.
- Operations Research