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For junior/senior-level courses in Systems Analysis or Systems Analysis and Economics as applied to civil engineering. Broad and comprehensive in coverage and student-friendly in approach this text focuses on the most modern skills available for the design, operation and evaluation of civil and environmental engineering systems optimization/systems modeling and engineering economics. Exceptionally practical, it features several chapters that present new techniques and methodologies in the context of real-life problem situations.
Table of Contents
1. Explaining Systems Analysis. 2. A Graphical Solution Procedure and Further Examples. 3. The Simplex Algorithm for Solving Linear Programs. 4. Linear Programs with Multiple Objectives. 5. Integer Programming and Network Problems—Part I. 6. Integer Programming and Network Problems—Part II. 7. Scheduling Models: Critical Path Method. 8. Decision Theory. 9. Lessons in Context: Simulation and the Statistics of Prediction. 10. Lessons in Context: A Multigoal Water Resources Problem Utilizing Multiple Techniques. 11. Lessons in Context: Transportation Systems. 12. Dynamic Programming and Nonlinear Programming. 13. Engineering Economics I: Interest and Equivalence. 14. Engineering Economics II: Choice Between Alternatives. 15. Engineering Economics III: Depreciation, Taxes, Inflation, and Personal Financial Planning. Appendix: Compound Interest Tables. Index.