Reference Work Entry

Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

pp 468-468


Edited by Saul I. Gass and Carl M. Harris

The Encyclopedia provides decision makers and problem solvers in business, government and academia with a comprehensive overview of the concepts and methodologies that combine to form the fields of operations research and management science (OR/MS). More than 228 separate entries show how OR/MS applies scientific principles to decision-making, and illustrate the relationship of OR/MS to computer science, information processing, and mathematics. Each entry provides a history of the topic, describes relevant applications, surveys contemporary and future trends, and lists important references.The major expository articles are complemented with numerous secondary entries: descriptions, discussions, definitions, and abbreviations.