Operations research: an introduction

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Prentice Hall International, 1997 - Business & Economics - 916 pages
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Appropriate for a variety of junior and senior undergraduate and first year graduate courses in operations research. Among these courses are Industrial Engineering, Business Administration, Statistics, Computer Science, and Mathematics.

Major revision is designed to meet the needs of beginning through advanced students with an emphasis placed on the formulation and applications aspects. Provides balanced coverage of theory, applications and computations of operations research techniques. Numerical examples are main vehicle for explaining new ideas with each numeric example followed by a set of problems. TORA and SIMNET software included in text. More than 1,000 problems.

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Contents

OVERVIEW OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH
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INTRODUCTION TO LINEAR PROGRAMMING
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THE SIMPLEX METHOD
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About the author (1997)

Hamdy A. Taha" is a University Professor of Industrial Engineering with the University of Arkansas, where he teaches and conducts research in operations research and simulation. He is the author of three other books on integer programming and simulation, and his works have been translated into Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Turkish, and Indonesian. He is also the author of several book chapters. His articles have appeared in "Management Science, Operations Research," and "Interfaces" Institute for Operations Research and Management Science, "Naval Research Logistics" John Wiley & Sons, the "European Journal of Operations Research" International Federation of Operations Research Societies and the "AIIE Transactions."

Professor Taha was named a Senior Fulbright Scholar to Carlos III University, Madrid, Spain. He received an Alumni Award for excellence in research and The Nadine Baum Faculty Teaching Award, both from the University of Arkansas, and numerous other research and teaching awards from the College of Engineering, University of Arkansas. He is fluent in three languages and has held positions in Mexico and the Middle East.

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