By Saul I. Gass
An Annotated Timeline of Operations learn: an off-the-cuff History recounts the evolution of Operations study (OR) as a brand new technology - the technological know-how of selection making. bobbing up from the pressing operational problems with international conflict II, the philosophy and method of OR has permeated the answer of choice difficulties in company, undefined, and govt. The Timeline chronicles the heritage of OR within the type of self-contained, expository entries. each one access provides a concise clarification of the occasions and other people lower than dialogue, and gives key assets the place additional appropriate details may be got. furthermore, books and papers that experience motivated the advance of OR or helped to coach the 1st generations of OR lecturers and practitioners are pointed out through the e-book. beginning in 1564 with seminal rules that shape the precursors of OR, the Timeline lines the most important principles and occasions of OR via 2004.
The Timeline may still curiosity an individual curious about OR - researchers, practitioners, teachers, and, particularly, scholars - who desire to find out how OR got here into being. additional, the scope and expository kind of the Timeline may still make it of worth to the final reader attracted to the improvement of technological know-how and know-how within the final 1/2 the 20th century.
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An Annotated Timeline of Operations Research: An Informal History by Saul I. Gass