By Saul I. Gass
An Annotated Timeline of Operations study: a casual History recounts the evolution of Operations learn (OR) as a brand new technological know-how - the technological know-how of determination making. bobbing up from the pressing operational problems with international warfare II, the philosophy and technique of OR has permeated the answer of determination difficulties in enterprise, undefined, and govt. The Timeline chronicles the background of OR within the type of self-contained, expository entries. every one access offers a concise clarification of the occasions and other people less than dialogue, and offers key assets the place additional correct details should be acquired. moreover, books and papers that experience inspired the improvement of OR or helped to coach the 1st generations of OR teachers and practitioners are pointed out during the booklet. beginning in 1564 with seminal rules that shape the precursors of OR, the Timeline strains the foremost rules and occasions of OR via 2004.
The Timeline should still curiosity a person inquisitive about OR - researchers, practitioners, teachers, and, particularly, scholars - who desire to find out how OR got here into being. additional, the scope and expository variety of the Timeline should still make it of price to the overall reader drawn to the improvement of technological know-how and know-how within the final half the 20 th century.
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An Annotated Timeline of Operations Research: An Informal History by Saul I. Gass