Advances in Sensitivity Analysis and Parametric Programming

Advances in Sensitivity Analysis and Parametric Programming

by Tomas Gal, H.J. Greenberg
     
 
The standard view of Operations Research/Management Science (OR/MS) dichotomizes the field into deterministic and probabilistic (nondeterministic, stochastic) subfields. This division can be seen by reading the contents page of just about any OR/MS textbook. The mathematical models that help to define OR/MS are usually presented in terms of one subfield or the other.

Overview

The standard view of Operations Research/Management Science (OR/MS) dichotomizes the field into deterministic and probabilistic (nondeterministic, stochastic) subfields. This division can be seen by reading the contents page of just about any OR/MS textbook. The mathematical models that help to define OR/MS are usually presented in terms of one subfield or the other. This separation comes about somewhat artificially: academic courses are conveniently subdivided with respect to prerequisites; an initial overview of OR/MS can be presented without requiring knowledge of probability and statistics; text books are conveniently divided into two related semester courses, with deterministic models coming first; academics tend to specialize in one subfield or the other; and practitioners also tend to be expert in a single subfield. But, no matter who is involved in an OR/MS modeling situation (deterministic or probabilistic - academic or practitioner), it is clear that a proper and correct treatment of any problem situation is accomplished only when the analysis cuts across this dichotomy.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'... well-organized book can be highly recommended to all who are engaged in operations research and decision making with incomplete information and/or multiple criteria. I do not hesitate to congratulate the two editors on their excellent work.'
OR Spektrum, 22 (2000)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461377962
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Series:
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science , #6
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997
Pages:
581
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.05(d)

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