Parametric objective function (part 2)—generalization

Saul Guss
U. S. Air Force
United States
Thomas Saaty
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
University of Pittsburgh
United States

Publication date: Nov, 1955

Journal: Journal of the Operations Research Society of America
Vol.: 3- Issue: 4- Pages: 395-401

Abstract: In Part 1 (Saaty, T. L., S. I. Gass. 1954. Parametric objective function (Part 1). J. Opns. Res. Soc. Am.2 316.), the cost function in the general linear programming problem was parametrized with one parameter and the problem of generating solutions completely studied. In Part 2, a generalization to the n-parameter case is outlined, with special emphasis on the two-parameter case. An example is supplied for this case.

Keywords: Parametric objective function, Linear programming, Generalization