Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

  • Saul I. Gass
  • Carl M. Harris

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxx
  2. A
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    Pages 1-31
  3. B
    Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris
    Pages 33-55
  4. C
    Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris
    Pages 57-143
  5. D
    Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris
    Pages 145-173
  6. E
    Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris
    Pages 175-207
  7. F
    Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris
    Pages 209-239
  8. G
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    Pages 241-271
  9. H
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    Pages 273-291
  10. I
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    Pages 293-315
  11. J
    Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris
    Pages 317-324
  12. K
    Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris
    Pages 325-326
  13. L
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    Pages 327-358
  14. M
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    Pages 359-425
  15. N
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    Pages 427-465
  16. O
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    Pages 467-482
  17. P
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    Pages 483-528
  18. Q
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    Pages 529-561
  19. R
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    Pages 563-607
  20. S
    Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris
    Pages 609-670

About this book

Introduction

Operations Research: 1934-1941," 35, 1, 143-152; "British The goal of the Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Operational Research in World War II," 35, 3, 453-470; Management Science is to provide to decision makers and "U. S. Operations Research in World War II," 35, 6, 910-925; problem solvers in business, industry, government and and the 1984 article by Harold Lardner that appeared in academia a comprehensive overview of the wide range of Operations Research: "The Origin of Operational Research," ideas, methodologies, and synergistic forces that combine to 32, 2, 465-475. form the preeminent decision-aiding fields of operations re­ search and management science (OR/MS). To this end, we The Encyclopedia contains no entries that define the fields enlisted a distinguished international group of academics of operations research and management science. OR and MS and practitioners to contribute articles on subjects for are often equated to one another. If one defines them by the which they are renowned. methodologies they employ, the equation would probably The editors, working with the Encyclopedia's Editorial stand inspection. If one defines them by their historical Advisory Board, surveyed and divided OR/MS into specific developments and the classes of problems they encompass, topics that collectively encompass the foundations, applica­ the equation becomes fuzzy. The formalism OR grew out of tions, and emerging elements of this ever-changing field. We the operational problems of the British and U. s. military also wanted to establish the close associations that OR/MS efforts in World War II.

Keywords

business management management science operations research

Editors and affiliations

  • Saul I. Gass
    • 1
  • Carl M. Harris
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Business and ManagementUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Operations Research and EngineeringGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-0459-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-8058-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-0459-3
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