Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2013 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Michael C. Fu

Problem Solving

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1153-7_200645

The process of deciding on actions aimed at achieving a goal. Initially, the goal is defined to represent a solution to a problem. During the reasoning process, subgoals are formed, and problem solving becomes recursive.


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