This comprehensive book deals with the theoretical aspects of operations research, and explains the concepts with practical examples. It begins by focusing on the need and prerequisites of operations research and moves on to discuss topics such as linear programming, integer programming, nonlinear programming, assignment problems, and inventory models in sufficient detail. Besides, this text also explains how to achieve different goals in the order of priority to optimize the objective function, various criteria of decision making under certainty, uncertainty and risk, and different techniques of analyzing the time involved in completing the project and the related cost. KEY FEATURES : Gives well-defined algorithms to illustrate the different techniques of operations research. Inventory problems are discussed with calculus. Provides worked-out examples in each chapter to illustrate the concepts discussed. This text is intended for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, and postgraduate students of Computer Applications and Business Administration. In addition, practising executives, consultants and managers will also find the book very useful.
In recent years, statisticians, engineers, economists and students of management
have placed increasing emphasis on decision making under conditions of
uncertainty. This area of study has been called statistical decision theory,