## Decision making, models and algorithms: a first courseThe first book to integrate the decision-making process through mathematical modelling. Using the concept of a decision framework, the ideas of decision making, models, and algorithms are introduced to the reader by way of realistic and entertaining problems. The structure, form, illustrations, problems, and challenges in this book provide a unique presentation of the subject matter. |

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### Contents

A FRAMEWORK FOR DECISION MAKING | 1 |

Systems Models and Algorithms | 9 |

The Decision Framework | 23 |

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