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A FPTAS for minimizing total completion time in a single machine time-dependent scheduling problem


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  • Ocetkiewicz, Krzysztof M.
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    In this paper a single machine time-dependent scheduling problem with total completion time criterion is considered. There are given n jobs J1,...,Jn and the processing time pi of the ith job is given by pi=a+bisi, where si is the starting time of the ith job (i=1,...,n),bi is its deterioration rate and a is the common base processing time. If all jobs have deterioration rates different and not smaller than a certain constant u>0, then for each [epsilon]>0 a solution with the value of the goal function that is at most 1+[epsilon] times greater than the optimal one can be found. We give a FPTAS that finds such a solution in time. Consequently, the problem cannot be NP-hard in the strong sense.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Journal of Operational Research.

    Volume (Year): 203 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 316-320

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:203:y:2010:i:2:p:316-320

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    Keywords: Scheduling Single machine Deteriorating jobs Total completion time FPTAS;


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