Operations Research: An Introduction

Hamdy Taha (Author)


Operations Research provides a broad focus on algorithmic and practical implementation of Operations Research (OR) techniques, using theory, applications, and computations to teach OR basics. With the Tenth Edition, the author preserves classical algorithms by providing essential hand computational algorithms as an important part of OR history. Based on input and submissions from OR students, professors, and practitioners, the author also includes scenarios that show how classical algorithms can be beneficial in practice. These entries are included as Aha Moments with each dealing with stories, anecdotes, and issues in OR theory, applications, computations, and teaching methodology that can advance the understanding of fundamental OR concepts. KEY TOPICS What Is Operations Research? Modeling with Linear Programming; The Simplex Method and Sensitivity Analysis; Duality and Post-Optimal Analysis; Transportation Model and Its Variants; Network Models; Advanced Linear Programming; Goal Programming; Integer Linear Programming; Heuristic and Constraint Programming; Traveling Salesperson Problem (TSP); Deterministic Dynamic Programming; Inventory Modeling (with Introduction to Supply Chains); Review of Basic Probability; Decision Analysis and Games; Probabilistic Inventory Models; Markov Chains; Queuing Systems; Simulation Modeling; Classical Optimization Theory; Nonlinear Programming Algorithms; Statistical Tables MARKET For anyone interested in courses in Operations Research in the fields of Industrial Engineering, Business Administration, Statistics, Computer Science, and Mathematics.

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Publish Date
May 26, 2016
7.3 X 1.3 X 9.2 inches | 2.7 pounds

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About the Author

Hamdy A. Taha is a University Professor Emeritus of Industrial Engineering with the University of Arkansas, where he taught and conducted research in operations research and simulation. He is the author of three other books on integer programming and simulation, and his works have been translated to numerous languages. He is also the author of several book chapters, and his technical articles have appeared in operations research and management science journals. Professor Taha was the recipient of university-wide awards for excellence in research and teaching, as well as numerous other research and teaching awards from the College of Engineering, all from the University of Arkansas. He was also named a Senior Fulbright Scholar to Carlos III University, Madrid, Spain. He is fluent in three languages and has held teaching and consulting positions in Europe, Mexico, and the Middle East.