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Operations Research : Principles And Applications

G. Srinivasan

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ISBN 10: 8120342089 / ISBN 13: 9788120342088
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This text now in the Second Edition continues to provide students with a clear well-structured and comprehensive treatment of the theory and applications of operations research The methodology used is to first expose the students to the fundamental concepts through a numerical illustration and then explain the underlying theory wherever required The inclusion of a case study in each chapter of this second edition has made learning easier and more effective The book introduces the readers to various models of operations research such as the transportation model the assignment model the inventory model the queuing theory and the integer-programming model The various techniques to solve OR problems faced by managers are also discussed Separate chapters are devoted to linear programming dynamic programming and quadratic programming which greatly help in the decision-making process The text facilitates easy comprehension of topics by the students due to inclusion of Examples and situations from the Indian context Numerous exercise problems arranged in a graded manner A large number of illustrative examples The text is primarily intended for the postgraduate students of management computer applications commerce mathematics and statistics Besides the undergraduate students of mechanical engineering and industrial engineering will find this book extremely useful In addition this text can also be used as a reference by OR analysts and operations managers 532 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 85806

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Title: Operations Research : Principles And ...

Publisher: PHI Learning

Edition: Second Edition

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This text, now in the Third Edition, aims to provide students with a clear, well-structured and comprehensive treatment of the theory and applications of operations research. The methodology used is to first introduce the students to the fundamental concepts through numerical illustrations and then explain the underlying theory, wherever required. Inclusion of case studies in the existing chapters makes learning easier and more effective. The book introduces the readers to various models of Operations Research (OR), such as transportation model, assignment model, inventory models, queueing theory and integer programming models. Various techniques to solve OR problems' faced by managers are also discussed. Separate chapters are devoted to Linear Programming, Dynamic Programming and Quadratic Programming which greatly help in the decision-making process. The text facilitates easy comprehension of topics by the students due to inclusion of: Examples and situations from the Indian context. Numerous exercise problems arranged in a graded manner. A large number of illustrative examples.The text is primarily intended for the postgraduate students of management, computer applications, commerce, mathematics and statistics. Besides, the undergraduate students of mechanical engineering and industrial engineering will find this book extremely useful. In addition, this text can also be used as a reference by OR analysts and operations managers.New to the Third Edition:* Includes two new chapters:Chapter 14: Project Management-PERT and CPM Chapter 15: Miscellaneous Topics (Game Theory, Sequencing and Scheduling, Simulation, and Replacement Models)Incorporates more examples in the existing chapters to illustrate new models, algorithms and concepts Provides short questions and additional numerical problems for practice in each chapter

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G. Srinivasan, Ph.D. (IIT Madras), is Professor, Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Madras. A member of the Society of Operations Management (India), Dr. Srinivasan has contributed several research papers to international journals and conferences. Besides the present book, he has also authored a book on Quantitative Models in Operations and Supply Chain Management, published by PHI Learning. His areas of research interest include Operations Research, Production and Operations Management, and Supply Chain Management.

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