Operations Research 09C: Knapsack Problem

Operations Research 09C: Knapsack Problem

In this video, I’ll talk about a special type of IP problems called the knapsack problems. Suppose there is a fire in John’s apartment. He decides to take some valuable items and get out of the building. There are 4 valuable items. Each item is associated with a weight and a value. For example, item […]

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On Feeling Depressed

On Feeling Depressed

We’re not talking about the extreme, most paralysing, regions of despair – where external medical help is vital. Our target is rather the times when we feel – as indicated by Thoreau’s phrase – mired in moods of ‘quiet desperation’: a large, grey hinterland in which beneath an outward surface of endurance, we feel exhausted, […]

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