Traveling Salesperson

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Traveling Salesperson

A person who makes a living by going from place to place to sell products. For example, a traveling salesman may visit dental offices in various towns to sell dental supplies. A traveling salesperson generally earns a commission on sales.
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Well-solvable special cases of the traveling salesman problem: A survey", SIAM Review 40, pp.
Solving large-scale symmetric traveling salesman problems to optimality, Mgmt.
The best mathematical minds have been tackling the traveling salesman problem for decades, and they have found some efficient solutions.
Tensions in the town reach a boiling point when Vincio Cepeda (Damian Alcazar), a poor traveling salesman, accidentally runs over a child and is attacked by an angry mob.
In these proceedings of the May 2005 colloquium that bears their names, contributors present new research and also some expository material in such studies as uniformly exponential growth and mapping of class groups of surfaces, curvature and stretchiness and their relation to dynamics, some special loci in the Segal space of genus two, a new approach to the automorphism theorem for Teichmuller spaces, the energy of twisted harmonic maps of Riemann spaces, small eigenvalues and maximal laminations on complete surfaces of negative curvature, a generalized hyperbolic metric for plane domains, random hyperbolic surfaces and measured laminations and, as befitting, a survey of the complete analyst's traveling salesman theorems.
In the comedy, Levy plays a clueless traveling salesman who gets caught in an ATF sting operation headed by Samuel L.
These include the traveling salesman problem, which looks for the most efficient route for a salesman who must pass through many cities.
The second episode, "The Calamitous Courting of Hetty King," features guest star Ned Beatty as Wally Higgins, a traveling salesman who courts Aunt Hetty.
TNT's ``Door to Door,'' based on a true story of a traveling salesman with cerebral palsy and his indomitable spirit, swept the movie categories, being named Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie and winning William H.
These improved ant algorithms are competitive with other state-of-the-art approaches to the traveling salesman problem, Dorigo says.
He worked as a traveling salesman of automotive parts for 35 years and has been self-employed at Engine Place in Ventura for 17 years.
use a parallel processing computer to quickly solve such puzzles as the Traveling Salesman Problem: What is the shortest route a salesman can take to visit each of, say, a dozen cities?