Introduction to Operations Research with Access Card for Premium Content

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/27/2014
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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For over four decades, Introduction to Operations Research by Frederick Hillier has been the classic text on operations research. While building on the classic strengths of the text, the author continues to find new ways to make the text current and relevant to students. One way is by incorporating a wealth of state-of-the-art, user-friendly software and more coverage of business applications than ever before. The hallmark features of this edition include new section and chapters, updated problems, clear and comprehensive coverage of fundamentals, an extensive set of interesting problems and cases, and state-of-the-practice operations research software used in conjunction with examples from the text.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 Overview of the Operations Research Modeling Approach

3 Introduction to Linear Programming

4 Solving Linear Programming Problems: The Simplex Method

5 The Theory of the Simplex Method

6 Duality Theory

7 Linear Programming under Uncertainty

8 Other Algorithms for Linear Programming

9 The Transportation and Assignment Problems

10 Network Optimization Models

11 Dynamic Programming

12 Integer Programming

13 Nonlinear Programming

14 Metaheuristics

15 Game Theory

16 Decision Analysis

17 Queing Theory

18 Inventory Theory

19 Markov Decision Processes

20 Simulation

Appendix 1 Documentation for the OR Courseware

Appendex 2 Convexity

Appendix 3 Classical Optimization Methods

Appendix 4 Matricies and Matrix Operations

Appendix 5 Table for a Normal Distribution

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