Principles of Operations Research: With Applications to Managerial Decisions

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Prentice-Hall, Jan 1, 1975 - Decision making - 1039 pages
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The art and science of executive decisions. Formulation of liner optimization models. Algebraic and geometric representations of linear optimization models. Simplex method of solution. Sensitivity testing and duality. Transportation problem. Shortest-route and other network models. Introduction to dynamic optimization models. Dynamic optimization of inventory scheduling. Other examples of dynamic programming. Decision-making over an unbounded horizon. Optimization methods for an unbounded horizon. Integer programming and combinatorial models. Optimization with a nonlinear objective function. Advenced techniques in nonlinear programming. Introduction to stochastic programming models. Probabilistic dynamic programming models. Dynamic programming in markov chains. Probabilistic inventory models. Waitting line models. Computer simulation of management systems; Implementation of network algorithms. Advanced techniques for waiting line models. Table-probability of a busy period.

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THE ART AND SCIENCE OF EXECUTIVE DECISIONS
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Exhibit B Immediate
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FORMULATION OF LINEAR OPTIMIZATION MODELS
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