Network flow problems

Robert J. Vanderbei

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Many linear programming problems can be viewed as a problem of minimizing the “transportation” cost of moving materials through a network to meet demands for material at various locations given sources of material at other locations. Such problems are called network flow problems. They form the most important special class of linear programming problems. Transportation, electric, and communication networks provide obvious examples of application areas. Less obvious, but just as important, are applications in facilities location, resource management, financial planning, and others.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Series in Operations Research and Management Science
Number of pages28
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameInternational Series in Operations Research and Management Science
ISSN (Print)0884-8289
ISSN (Electronic)2214-7934

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Applied Mathematics


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