YouTube: Craig Tovey Explains the Column Geometry of the Simplex Method.

Craig Tovey, professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE), recently explained to a class of ISyE students the column geometry of the simplex method.

What does a simplex have to do with the simplex method? Why is a pivot called a pivot? Why did George Dantzig wait a year before trying to use his own algorithm, and why did he finally stop waiting? Learn the answers by watching this video.

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