By Saul I. Gass

ISBN-10: 038725837X

ISBN-13: 9780387258379

ISBN-10: 1402081162

ISBN-13: 9781402081163

An Annotated Timeline of Operations study: an off-the-cuff History recounts the evolution of Operations study (OR) as a brand new technology - the technology of determination making. bobbing up from the pressing operational problems with international conflict II, the philosophy and method of OR has permeated the answer of choice difficulties in company, undefined, and executive. The Timeline chronicles the heritage of OR within the kind of self-contained, expository entries. every one access offers a concise clarification of the occasions and folks lower than dialogue, and gives key resources the place extra correct details will be acquired. furthermore, books and papers that experience encouraged the improvement of OR or helped to coach the 1st generations of OR teachers and practitioners are pointed out during the publication. beginning in 1564 with seminal principles that shape the precursors of OR, the Timeline strains the major rules and occasions of OR via 2004.
The Timeline may still curiosity somebody fascinated by OR - researchers, practitioners, lecturers, and, in particular, scholars - who desire to learn the way OR got here into being. extra, the scope and expository form of the Timeline may still make it of worth to the overall reader drawn to the advance of technological know-how and expertise within the final half the 20th century.

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2, 1912, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1913; Game Theory, M. D. Davis, Basic Books, New York, 1970; Ernst Zermelo 1871–1953 31 Games, Theory and Applications, L. C. Thomas, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1984; “Game theory,” W. F. Lucas, pp. 317–321 in Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, 2nd edition, S. I. Gass, C. M. Harris, editors, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 2001] 1913 Inventory Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) The well-known square-root √ formula for the optimal economic order quantity (EOQ), one form of which is EOQ = 2KD/ h, due to Ford W.

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