Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

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

Project SCOOP

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1153-7_200654

Project SCOOP (Scientific Computation of Optimal Programs) was a research program of the U.S. Air Force from the late 1940s to early 1950s whose main objective was to study and solve Air Force programming and scheduling problems. It was while working on Project SCOOP problems that George B. Dantzig formulated the linear-programming model and developed the simplex method for solving such problems.

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