# Approximation Algorithms for NP-Hard Problems

@article{Hochba1997ApproximationAF, title={Approximation Algorithms for NP-Hard Problems}, author={Dorit S. Hochba}, journal={SIGACT News}, year={1997}, volume={28}, pages={40-52} }

Approximation algorithms have developed in response to the impossibility of solving a great variety of important optimization problems. Too frequently, when attempting to get a solution for a problem, one is confronted with the fact that the problem is NP-hard. This, in the words of Garey and Johnson, means "I can't find an efficient algorithm, but neither can all of these famous people." While this is a significant theoretical step, it hardly qualifies as a cheering piece of news.If the…

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