linear programming




  • A mathematical technique which deals finding the maximum and minimum values of linear expressions incorporating multiple variables, each of which is subject to specified constraints. Used, for instance, to help determine the optimum allocation of available resources.

Health Economics

  • (written as Linear Programming)
    A mathematical technique for finding the maximum or minimum value taken by a function (the objective function) that satisfies a set of linear constraints in the form of equalities and inequalities.