By Saul I. Gass
An Annotated Timeline of Operations study: an off-the-cuff History recounts the evolution of Operations learn (OR) as a brand new technological know-how - the technology of determination making. bobbing up from the pressing operational problems with global conflict II, the philosophy and technique of OR has permeated the answer of choice difficulties in enterprise, undefined, and govt. The Timeline chronicles the heritage of OR within the type of self-contained, expository entries. each one access provides a concise rationalization of the occasions and other people lower than dialogue, and offers key assets the place additional correct details may be got. additionally, books and papers that experience inspired the advance of OR or helped to coach the 1st generations of OR teachers and practitioners are pointed out during the e-book. beginning in 1564 with seminal principles that shape the precursors of OR, the Timeline strains the main rules and occasions of OR via 2004.
The Timeline may still curiosity somebody inquisitive about OR - researchers, practitioners, lecturers, 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 price to the final reader attracted to the advance of technological know-how and know-how within the final half the 20th century.
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Vazsonyi, Writers Club Press, New York, 2002; “Geometrical solution to the Fermat problem with arbitrary weights,” G. Jalal, J. Krarup, pp. 67–104 in Annals of Operations Research 123, Contributions in Location Analysis: A Volume in Honor of Kenneth E. Rosing, J. Hodgson, C. , a point x that satisﬁes f (x) = x. This topological result, due to the Dutch mathematician Luitzen E. J. Brouwer, has proved to be one of the most useful theorems in mathematical economics and game theory. In 1941, Kakutani extended it to point-to-set maps.
Larkin, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1969; A Computer Perspective, G. Fleck, editor, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1973; Webster’s New Biographical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Springﬁeld, 1988; The One Best Way: Frederick Winslow Taylor and the Enigma of Efﬁciency, R. Kanigel, Viking, New York, 1997] 20 Early Operations Research: A deﬁnition of Taylorism could be confused with an early deﬁnition of OR as it moved away from its military origins: “The application of scientiﬁc methods to the problem of obtaining maximum efﬁciency in industrial work or the like,” Kanigel (1997).
G. Daellenbach, R. L. Flood, Thompson, London, 2002] 24 Space-time connections: Gantt chart: (Daellenbach and Flood, 2002) Henry L. ” This work contains the ﬁrst treatment of Brownian motion to stock markets, providing three different characterizations. The results, although essentially correct, were unjustly regarded as imprecise or vague and did not receive due recognition. Bachelier also considered what is now termed the drift of a stochastic differential equation. The full recognition of his work had to wait till the 1970s, when the theory of options trading gained currency.
An Annotated Timeline of Operations Research: An Informal History by Saul I. Gass