By Saul I. Gass
An Annotated Timeline of Operations learn: a casual historical past recounts the evolution of Operations study (OR) as a brand new technological know-how - the technology of determination making. coming up from the pressing operational problems with global warfare II, the philosophy and method of OR has permeated the solution of choice difficulties in enterprise, undefined, and govt. The Timeline chronicles the background of OR within the kind of self-contained, expository entries. every one access offers a concise clarification of the occasions and folks lower than dialogue, and offers key assets the place extra suitable details should be got. furthermore, books and papers that experience inspired the improvement of OR or helped to coach the 1st generations of OR lecturers and practitioners are stated through the e-book. beginning in 1564 with seminal rules that shape the precursors of OR, the Timeline lines the most important principles and occasions of OR via 2004. The Timeline should still curiosity an individual fascinated about OR - researchers, practitioners, lecturers, and, specifically, scholars - who desire to learn the way OR got here into being. extra, the scope and expository variety of the Timeline may still make it of worth to the overall reader attracted to the improvement of technological know-how and expertise within the final 1/2 the 20th century.
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An Annotated Timeline of Operations Research: An Informal History (International Series in Operations Research & Management Science) by Saul I. Gass