Operations Research: An Introduction, 11th edition

  • Hamdy A. Taha

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Operations Research uses a balanced combination of theory, applications and computations to help you learn the basics of operating research (OR). It focuses on algorithmic and practical implementation of OR techniques. Easy-to-understand numerical examples explain often difficult math concepts, helping you grasp the foundational idea without getting stuck on complex theorems or notations. Full case studies and math-free anecdotes show how algorithms are used in real-life applications.

The 11th Edition introduces analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning topics that strengthen and streamline the decision-making processes involved in OR. New stories, 3 new chapters, new case studies and sections provide an up-to-date introduction to the field of OR.

Published by Pearson (July 6th 2022) - Copyright © 2023

ISBN-13: 9780137625727

Subject: Industrial Engineering

Category: Operations Research


  2. Overview of Operations Research, Analytics, and AI in Decision Making
  3. Modeling with Linear Programming
  4. The Simplex Method and Sensitivity Analysis
  5. Duality and Post-Optimal Analysis
  6. Transportation Model and Its Variants
  7. Network Models
  8. Advanced Linear Programming
  9. Stochastic Linear Programming
  10. Integer Linear Programming
  11. Heuristic and Constraint Programming
  12. Traveling Salesperson Problem (TSP)
  13. Dynamic Programming (DP)
  14. Inventory Modeling
  15. Yield Management (YM)
  16. Decision Analysis and Games
  17. Markov Chains
  18. Markovian Decision Process
  19. Queuing Systems
  20. Discrete Event and Monte Carlo Simulations
  21. Classical Optimization Theory
  22. Nonlinear Programming Algorithms
  23. Case Analysis


  1. Statistical Tables
  2. Partial Answers to Selected Problems
  3. AMPL Modeling Language
  4. Review of Vectors and Matrices
  5. Review of Basic Probability
  6. Forecasting Models

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