## An introduction to management science: quantitative approaches to decision-makingLinear programming: the graphical method; Linear programming: the simplex method; Linear programming: sensitivity analysis, duality, and computer solution; Linear programming applications; The assignment and traveling salesman problems; The transportation problem; Integer linear programming; Network models I: PERT / CPM; Network models II: other topics; Decision theory; Inventory models with deterministic demand; Inventory models with probabilistic demand; Computer simulation; Waiting line models; Dynamic programming; Markov processes; Calculus based solution procedures; Management science and decision support systems. |

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The Graphical Method | 23 |

The Simplex Method | 72 |

Sensitivity Analysis | 140 |

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