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Descriptor English: Programming, Linear
Descriptor Spanish: Programación Lineal
Descriptor Portuguese: Programação Linear
Descriptor French: Programmation linéaire
Entry term(s): Linear Programming
Tree number(s): L01.906.394.748
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011382
Scope note: A technique of operations research for solving certain kinds of problems involving many variables where a best value or set of best values is to be found. It is most likely to be feasible when the quantity to be optimized, sometimes called the objective function, can be stated as a mathematical expression in terms of the various activities within the system, and when this expression is simply proportional to the measure of the activities, i.e., is linear, and when all the restrictions are also linear. It is different from computer programming, although problems using linear programming techniques may be programmed on a computer.
Annotation: IM
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
SD supply & distribution
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Public MeSH Note: 91; was see under OPERATIONS RESEARCH 1969-90; was see under OPERATIONS RESEARCH & PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION 1966-68
Online Note: search OPERATIONS RESEARCH 1969-74 & OPERATIONS RESEARCH & PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION 1966-68
History Note: 91(75); was see under OPERATIONS RESEARCH 1969-90; was see under OPERATIONS RESEARCH & PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION 1966-68
DeCS ID: 11814
Unique ID: D011382
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Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/07/03
Programming, Linear - Preferred
Concept UI M0017683
Scope note A technique of operations research for solving certain kinds of problems involving many variables where a best value or set of best values is to be found. It is most likely to be feasible when the quantity to be optimized, sometimes called the objective function, can be stated as a mathematical expression in terms of the various activities within the system, and when this expression is simply proportional to the measure of the activities, i.e., is linear, and when all the restrictions are also linear. It is different from computer programming, although problems using linear programming techniques may be programmed on a computer.
Preferred term Programming, Linear
Entry term(s) Linear Programming



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