Intended as a intermediate text in management science programs, this text explains operations research, emphasizing model formulation and model building as being of equal importance to the interpretation of software output. Winston (Indiana U.) discusses sensitivity analysis, the dual simplex method, network models, integer and nonlinear programming, game theory, probabilistic inventory models, Markov chains, queuing theory, spreadsheet simulation, forecasting models, and other topics. Experience with calculus, matrix algebra, and introductory statistics is expected.

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