Operations Research An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0131889230
ISBN-13: 9780131889231
Edition: 8th 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Hamdy A. Taha
List price: $170.00
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Description: Significantly revised, this book provides balanced coverage of the theory, applications, and computations of operations research. The applications and computations in operations research are emphasized. Explains complex mathematical concepts  More...

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Book details

List price: $170.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 4/4/2006
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 840
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

Significantly revised, this book provides balanced coverage of the theory, applications, and computations of operations research. The applications and computations in operations research are emphasized. Explains complex mathematical concepts effectively using carefully designed numerical examples, virtually eliminating the need for formal mathematical proofs. Introduces practical applications of software, enabling readers to test concepts. Presents complete integration throughout of the powerful programming language AMPL, using numerous examples ranging from linear and network to integer and nonlinear programming. Is accompanied by a CD-ROM that includes additional book chapters; TORA, the easy-to-use, menu-driven optimization system; over 20 general and ready-to-use Excel spreadsheet templates; several Excel Solver templates; and example applications of the commercial packages AMPL(R) and LINGO(R).

Overview of Operations Research
Deterministic Models
Introduction to Linear Programming
The Simplex Method
Duality and Sensitivity Analysis
Transportation Model and Its Variants
Network Models
Advanced Linear Programming
Goal Programming
Integer Linear Programming
Deterministic Dynamic Programming
Deterministic Inventory Models
Probabilistic Models
Review of Basic Probability
Forecasting Models
Decision Analysis and Games
Probabilistic Dynamic Programming
Probabilistic Inventory Models
Queueing Systems
Simulation Modeling
Markovian Decision Process
Nonlinear Models
Classical Optimization Theory
Nonlinear Programming Algorithms
Review of Matrix Algebra
Introduction to Simnet II
Tora and Simnet II Installation and Execution
Statistical Tables
Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems
Index

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