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Logic of Choice and Economic Theory$
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S. N. Afriat

Print publication date: 1987

Print ISBN-13: 9780198284611

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198284616.001.0001

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Minimum Paths

Minimum Paths

(p.442) V.4 Minimum Paths
Logic of Choice and Economic Theory

S. N. Afriat

Oxford University Press

This is the fourth of five chapters on optimal programming (the typical mathematics of economics) and related issues as related to choice making, and discusses minimum paths. The eleven sections of the chapter are: connection costs; perpetuum mobile impossible; the triangle inequality; routes; scales; extension theorem; the lp [linear programming] formula; flow argument; elementary decomposition; ford and fulkerson; and shortest path algorithm in basic.

Keywords:   choice, economic theory, linear programming, mathematical economics, minimum paths, shortest path algorithm

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