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By John Gittins,Kevin Glazebrook,Richard Weber

In 1989 the 1st version of this ebook set out Gittins' pioneering index technique to the multi-armed bandit challenge and his next research of a large of sequential source allocation and stochastic scheduling difficulties. given that then there was a extraordinary flowering of recent insights, generalizations and functions, to which Glazebrook and Weber have made significant contributions.

This moment version brings the tale modern. There are new chapters at the a possibility quarter method of stochastic optimization difficulties, the development of functionality bounds for suboptimal guidelines, Whittle's stressed bandits, and using Lagrangian rest within the building and evaluate of index guidelines. a number of the many various proofs of the index theorem are mentioned besides the insights that they supply. Many modern purposes are surveyed, and over a hundred and fifty new references are included.

Over the previous forty years the Gittins index has helped theoreticians and practitioners to handle a major number of difficulties inside chemometrics, economics, engineering, numerical research, operational study, chance, facts and web design. This new version might be an enormous source for others wishing to take advantage of this approach.

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