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  1. Apr 11, 2006 #1


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    I just came across the biography of George Dantzig.

    From wikipedia
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  3. Apr 11, 2006 #2
    Haha, that's gold.
  4. Apr 11, 2006 #3


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    I've heard (some form of) this story too (I think, in an Operation Research class). I believe the solution that Dantzig came up with was the Simplex Algorithm !
  5. Apr 11, 2006 #4
    That's awesome.
  6. Apr 11, 2006 #5
    I think that this is a direct quote from the book, A Beautiful Mind... unless I am mistaken....
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