Thursday, May 2, 2013

Operations Research: An Introduction 9th Edition, Taha

Operations Research: An Introduction 9th Edition PDF Download Ebook. Hamdy A. Taha streamlines the coverage of the theory, applications, and computations of operations research. Numerical examples are effectively used to explain complex mathematical concepts. A separate chapter of fully analyzed applications aptly demonstrates the diverse use of OR.

The popular commercial and tutorial software AMPL, Excel, Excel Solver, and Tora are used throughout the book to solve practical problems and to test theoretical concepts. Numerical examples are effectively used to explain complex mathematical concepts, thus avoiding the use of complex notations and theorems.

The book can be used conveniently in a survey course that encompasses all the major tools of operations research, or in two separate courses on deterministic and probabilistic decision-making. Each chapter includes subsections named Excel Solver, Excel spreadsheets, TORA, and AMPL Moments that explain how computations are carried out, both at a tutorial level and in practice.

Chapter 26 presents 15 fully-developed real-life applications, with summaries given in pertinent chapters, to emphasize the practical applications of OR. Carefully-designed numerical examples are employed as a means of explaining all OR concepts and ideas, eliminating the need to use complex mathematical notations/theorems.

The new Chapter 10 covers efficient heuristics/metaheristics designed to find good approximate solution for integer and combinatorial programming problems. The need for the heuristics/metaheristics is in recognition of the fact that the performance of the exact algorithms has been less than satisfactory from the computational standpoint.

The new Chapter 11 is dedicated to the important traveling salesperson problem. The presentation includes a variety of applications and the development of exact and heuristic solution algorithms. All the algorithms in the new Chapters 10 and 11 are coded in Excel in a manner that permits convenient interactive experimentation with the models. All detailed AMPL models have been moved to Appendix C to complement the AMPL syntactical rules presented in the Appendix. The models are cross-referenced opportunely in the book.

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