From the reviews:
"The authors’ guiding phrase is ‘what every theoretical computer scientist should know about linear programming’. … this book is easy and pleasant reading. A number of examples and illustrations are provided throughout the book. … The book is well written and well organized; I recommend it to undergraduate students and also to ‘pure mathematicians’ … . I recommend this book to computer scientists and mathematicians willing to learn the fundamentals of linear programming, and some of its many applications." (Fabio Mainardi, MAA Online, February, 2007)
The book is an introductory textbook mainly for students of computer science and mathematics. Our guiding phrase is "what every theoretical computer scientist should know about linear programming". A major focus is on applications of linear programming, both in practice and in theory. The book is concise, but at the same time, the main results are covered with complete proofs and in sufficient detail, ready for presentation in class. The book does not require more prerequisites than basic linear algebra, which is summarized in an appendix. One of its main goals is to help the reader to see linear programming "behind the scenes".