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Unformatted text preview: x n (s n ) or x n or x. Decision Variable The set of all the feasible states that a system could be in at a given stage so that s n S n S n Set of Feasible States The state at each stage is the only system information we need to know at each stage to be able to decide on what to do next. How the system arrived to the current state is irrelevant to the next decision. s n State Variable All DP problems have stages, which must be identified in the problem description n=1,,N Stages Comment Notation Concept...
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 Spring '11
 Daniel

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