Lattice based extended formulations for integer linear equality systems

K.I. Aardal, L.A. Wolsey

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Abstract

We study different extended formulations for the set with in order to tackle the feasibility problem for the set Pursuing the work of Aardal, Lenstra et al. using the reformulation , our aim is to derive reformulations of the form with 0 = s = n - m where preferably all the coefficients of P are small compared to the coefficients of A and T. In such cases the new variables µ appear to be good branching directions, and in certain circumstances permit one to deduce rapidly that the instance is infeasible. We give a polynomial time algorithm for identifying such P, T if possible, and for the case that A has one row a we analyze the reformulation when s = 1, that is, one µ-variable is introduced. In particular, we determine the integer width of the extended formulations in the direction of the µ-variable, and derive a lower bound on the Frobenius number of a. We conclude with some preliminary tests to see if the reformulations are effective when the number s of additional constraints and variables is limited.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-352
JournalMathematical Programming
Volume121
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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