Operations Research: Applications and Algorithms

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Thomson Brooks/Cole, 2004 - Business & Economics - 1418 pages
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The market-leading textbook for the course, Winston's OPERATIONS RESEARCH owes much of its success to its practical orientation and consistent emphasis on model formulation and model building. It moves beyond a mere study of algorithms without sacrificing the rigor that faculty desire. As in every edition, Winston reinforces the book's successful features and coverage with the most recent developments in the field. The Student Suite CD-ROM, which now accompanies every new copy of the text, contains the latest versions of commercial software for optimization, simulation, and decision analysis.

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Did this author fell asleep when writing this book? Very boring narrative style. The CD helped with the practical exercises. I could not follow the method explanation in the book always. UNISA used only the CDROM!! I was very upset when I realized this. Read full review

Review: Operations Research: Applications and Algorithms (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)

User Review  - Goodreads

Did this author fell asleep when writing this book? Very boring narrative style. The CD helped with the practical exercises. I could not follow the method explanation in the book always. UNISA used only the CDROM!! I was very upset when I realized this. Read full review

Contents

An Introduction to Model Building
1
Basic Linear Algebra
11
Introduction to Linear Programming
49
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Wayne L. Winston is Professor Emeritus of Decision Sciences at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and is now a Professor of Decision and Information Sciences at the Bauer College at the University of Houston. He has won more than 45 teaching awards, including the school-wide MBA award six times. His current interest is in showing how spreadsheet models can be used to solve business problems in all disciplines, particularly in finance, sports, and marketing. In addition to publishing more than 20 articles in leading journals, Dr. Winston has written such successful textbooks as OPERATIONS RESEARCH: APPLICATIONS AND ALGORITHMS, MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING: APPLICATIONS AND ALGORITHMS, SIMULATION MODELING WITH @RISK, DATA ANALYSIS FOR MANAGERS, SPREADSHEET MODELING AND APPLICATIONS, MATHLETICS, DATA ANALYSIS AND BUSINESS MODELING WITH EXCEL 2013, MARKETING ANALYTICS, and FINANCIAL MODELS USING SIMULATION AND OPTIMIZATION. He received his B.S. degree in mathematics from MIT and his Ph.D. in operations research from Yale.

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