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We consider the linear programming approach to approximate dynamic programming, which computes approximate value functions and Q-functions that are point-wise under-estimators of the optimal by using the so-called Bellman inequality. Year: 2017. # $ % & ' (Dynamic Programming Figure 2.1: The roadmap we use to introduce various DP and RL techniques in a uniﬁed framework. Discuss optimization by Dynamic Programming (DP) and the use of approximations Purpose: Computational tractability in a broad variety of practical contexts Bertsekas (M.I.T.) BibTex; Full citation; Publisher: Springer International Publishing. The ﬁrst example is a ﬁnite horizon dynamic asset allocation problem arising in ﬁnance, and the second is an inﬁnite horizon deterministic optimal growth model arising in economics. DOI identifier: 10.1007/978-3-319-47766-4_3. Cite . Wherever we see a recursive solution that has repeated calls for same inputs, we can optimize it using Dynamic Programming. By Martijn R. K. 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