International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 16 (1993), Issue 2, Pages 209-224
A center of a polytope: An expository review and a parallel implementation
Department of Applied Mathematics, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne 32901, FL, USA
Received 1 March 1992
Copyright © 1993 S. K. Sen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The solution space of the rectangular linear system , subject to ,
is called a polytope. An attempt is made to provide a deeper geometric insight, with
numerical examples, into the condensed paper by Lord, et al. , that presents an algorithm to
compute a center of a polytope. The algorithm is readily adopted for either sequential or
parallel computer implementation. The computed center provides an initial feasible solution
(interior point) of a linear programming problem.