Introduction to Operations Research
In its first section, this introductory chapter first introduces operations research as a discipline. It defines its function and then traces its roots to its beginnings. The second section highlights some of the main elements of operations research and discusses a number of potential difficulties and pitfalls. Finally, the third section of this chapter suggests an eight-step procedure for the modeling process.
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