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The fifth edition text focuses on business situations, including prominent non-mathematical issues, the use spreadsheets, and involves model formulation and assessment more than model structuring. The text has three key elements: modeling, case studies, and spreadsheets. In addition to examples, nearly every chapter includes one or two case studies patterned after actual applications to convey the whole process of applying management science.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Linear Programming: Basic Concepts
Chapter 3: Linear Programming: Formulation and Applications
Chapter 4: The Art of Modeling with Spreadsheets
Chapter 5: What-If Analysis for Linear Programming
Chapter 6: Network Optimization Problems
Chapter 7: Using Binary Integer Programming to Deal with Yes-or-No Decisions
Chapter 8: Nonlinear Programming
Chapter 9: Decision Analysis
Chapter 10: Forecasting
Chapter 11: Queuing Models
Chapter 12: Computer Simulation: Basic Concepts
Chapter 13: Computer Simulation with Risk Solver Platform
Appendix A: Tips for Using Microsoft Excel for Modeling