Econometrica: Apr 1961, Volume 29, Issue 2

Nonlinear Programming by the Simplex Method

https://doi.org/0012-9682(196104)29:2<223:NPBTSM>2.0.CO;2-3
p. 223-237

H. O. Hartley

Nonlinear programming is a numerical technique of computing the "optimum levels" of "activities" for an organization or enterpreneur wishing to maximize an "objective function" (say, profit). While with "linear programming" profit is a "linear function" of the activity levels which are linearly constrained, the present methods permit nonlinear functional relationships of a particular type.

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