1 Introduction.- 2 Heuristic Methods.- 3 Meta-Heuristics.- 4 Branch-and-Bound.- 5 Branch-and-Cut.- 6 The Linear Ordering Polytope.- 7 Further Aspects.- References.- Index.
From the reviews: "The authors had two main goals when writing the text. The first was simply to survey the literature on the LOP. ... the second was to use the LOP as a vehicle for introducing key concepts of combinatorial optimization to the reader. ... the book will be attractive only to established researchers who need or want to learn about the LOP ... . The book is written in a very readable style and ... the material is ordered in a logical way." (Adam Letchford, Interfaces, Vol. 42 (3), May-June, 2012)