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Academic an annotated timeline of operations research by Saul I. Gass, Arjang A. Assad

By Saul I. Gass, Arjang A. Assad

AN ANNOTATED TIMELINE OF OPERATIONS study: a casual heritage recounts the evolution of Operations study (OR) as a brand new technology - the technology of choice making. coming up from the pressing operational problems with international battle II, the philosophy and technique of OR has permeated the answer of selection difficulties in company, undefined, and executive. The Timeline chronicles the heritage of OR within the kind of self-contained, expository entries. each one access provides a concise rationalization of the occasions and folks lower than dialogue, and gives key resources the place additional suitable details might be received. additionally, books and papers that experience prompted the advance of OR or helped to teach the 1st generations of OR teachers and practitioners are stated during the booklet. beginning in 1564 with seminal rules that shape the precursors of OR, the Timeline strains the major rules and occasions of OR via 2004. The Timeline should still curiosity someone fascinated about OR - researchers, practitioners, teachers, and, specifically, scholars - who desire to learn the way OR got here into being. additional, the scope and expository form of the Timeline should still make it of worth to the final reader drawn to the advance of technological know-how and know-how within the final half the 20 th century. have you learnt:

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36 [“On a method for investigating periodicities in disturbed series with special reference to Wölfer’s sunspot numbers,” G. U. Yule, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society London, A, 226, 1927, 267–298; “Autoregressive and moving-average time-series processes,” M. Nerlove, F. X. Diebold, pp. 25–35 in The New Palgrave: Time Series and Statistics, J. Eatwell, M. Milgate, P. Newman, editors, W. W. , New York, 1990; Statisticians of the Centuries, G. C. Heyde, E. Seneta, editors, Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001] 1928 Existence proof for an equilibrium strategy for two-person matrix games Two publications by John von Neumann appeared in 1928 dealing with the minimax proof for two-person matrix (zero-sum) games.

H. C. Tippett, Tracts for Computers, Vol. XV, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1927; “Tables of random samples from a normal distribution,” P. C. Mahalanobis, Sankhya, 1, 1934, 289–328; “History of RAND’s random digits: Summary,” W. G. Brown, pp. 31–32 in Monte Carlo Method, A. S. Householder, G. E. Forsythe, H. H. Germond, editors, Applied Mathematics Series, Vol. S. National Bureau of Standards, Washington, DC, 1951; “Random number generators,” T. E. Hull, A. R. Dobell, SIAM Review, 4, 3, 1962, 230–254; “The test-passing method of random digit selection,” F.

T. Eddison, T. , Bristol, 1957; The War Game, G. B. Brewer, M. Shubik, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1979] 1915 Positive solution to linear equations Conditions for the existence of a positive solution to a set of linear equations or inequalities were investigated by the German mathematician E. Stiemke, as given in the fol- 32 lowing transposition theorem: For a matrix A, either has a solution x or y > 0, has a solution y, but never both. [“Über positive Lösungen homogener linearer Gleichungen,” E.

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