Generalizations of convex functions have been used in a variety of fields such as economics. business administration. engineering. statistics and applied sciences.· In 1949 de Finetti introduced one of the fundamental of generalized convex functions characterized by convex level sets which are now known as quasiconvex functions. Since then numerous types of generalized convex functions have been defined in accordance with the need of particular applications.· In each case such functions preserve soine of the valuable properties of a convex function. In addition to generalized convex functions this volume deals with fractional programs. These are constrained optimization problems which in the objective function involve one or several ratios. Such functions are often generalized convex. Fractional programs arise in management science. economics and numerical mathematics for example. In order to promote the circulation and development of research in this field. an international workshop on "Generalized Concavity. Fractional Programming and Economic Applications" was held at the University of Pisa. Italy. May 30 - June 1. 1988. Following conferences on similar topics in Vancouver. Canada in 1980 and in Canton. USA in 1986. it was the first such conference organized in Europe. It brought together 70 scientists from 11 countries. Organizers were Professor A. Cambini. University of Pisa. Professor E. Castagnoli. Bocconi University. Milano. Professor L. Martein. University of Pisa. Professor P. Mazzoleni. University of Verona and Professor S. Schaible. University of California. Riverside.
Author : Alberto Cambini Release : 2012-12-06 Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media ISBN : 3642467091 File Size : 65.72 MB Format : PDF, ePub Download : 866 Read : 1227