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Lecture# Branch and Bound: Formal Description

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This lecture covers the Branch and Bound algorithm, focusing on the formal description and implementation steps. It explains how to initiate and iterate the algorithm, finding optimal integer solutions within a bounded polyhedron. The instructor demonstrates how Branch and Bound efficiently explores the solution space, leading to the discovery of approximate integer solutions.

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