Frontiers of Engineering: Reports on Leading-Edge by National Academy of Engineering
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Papers from the 7th Annual Symposium on Frontiers of Engineering. Softcover.
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Therefore, in the analysis here, the estimates of E[Yi] and Var[Yi] are propagated using discrete intervals. These calculations are embedded in a labelcorrecting algorithm along with the concept of partial stochastic dominance discussed above. This allows us to efficiently search for “good” paths. For more information on the algorithm, see Chang et al. (2001a, 2001b). A key decision in this case is determining the best path through the New York City area. One option is to pass through the city.