"This comprehensive treatment of the fundamental ideas and principles of linear programming covers basic theory, selected applications, network flow problems, and advanced techniques. Using specific examples to illuminate practical and theoretical aspects of the subject, the author clearly reveals the structures of fully detailed proofs. The presentation is geared toward modern efficient implementations of the simplex method and appropriate data structures for network flow problems. Completely self-contained, it develops even elementary facts on linear equations and matrices from the beginning."--Back cover.