Dynamic Programming

by Richard Bellman

Part of the Princeton Landmarks in Mathematics and Physics Series

Dynamic Programming Synopsis

This classic book is an introduction to dynamic programming, presented by the scientist who coined the term and developed the theory in its early stages. In Dynamic Programming, Richard E. Bellman introduces his groundbreaking theory and furnishes a new and versatile mathematical tool for the treatment of many complex problems, both within and outside of the discipline. The book is written at a moderate mathematical level, requiring only a basic foundation in mathematics, including calculus. The applications formulated and analyzed in such diverse fields as mathematical economics, logistics, scheduling theory, communication theory, and control processes are as relevant today as they were when Bellman first presented them. A new introduction by Stuart Dreyfus reviews Bellman's later work on dynamic programming and identifies important research areas that have profited from the application of Bellman's theory.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780691146683
Publication date: 2nd July 2010
Author: Richard Bellman
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 392 pages
Categories: Applied mathematics, Systems analysis & design,

About Richard Bellman

Richard E. Bellman (1920-1984) is best known as the father of dynamic programming. He was the author of many books and the recipient of many honors, including the first Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics.

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