Computing Optimized Path Integrals for Knapsack Feasibility

A generating function technique for solving integer programs via the evaluation of complex path integrals is discussed from a theoretical and computational perspective. Applying the method to solve knapsack feasibility problems, it is demonstrated how the presented numerical integration algorithm benefits from pre-optimizing the path of integration. After discussing the algorithmic set-up in detail, a … Read more

Solving IP via Complex Integration on Shortest Paths

Using the weighted geometric series expansion, it is shown how integer programming can be solved by evaluating complex path integrals based on a multi-path version of Cauchy’s integral formula. In contrast to existing generating function approaches, the algorithm relies only on complex quadrature and no algebraic techniques are needed. In view of fast implementations of … Read more