An Annotated Timeline of Operations Research: An Informal History / Edition 1

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"An Annotated Timeline of Operations Research: An Informal History recounts the evolution of Operations Research (OR) as a new science - the science of decision making. Arising from the urgent operational issues of World War II, the philosophy and methodology of OR has permeated the resolution of decision problems in business, industry, and government. The Timeline chronicles the history of OR in the form of self-contained, expository entries. Each entry presents a concise explanation of the events and people under discussion, and provides key sources where further relevant information can be obtained." The Timeline should interest anyone involved in OR - researchers, practitioners, academics, and, especially, students - who wish to learn how OR came into being. Further, the scope and expository style of the Timeline should make it of value to the general reader interested in the development of science and technology in the last half of the twentieth century.
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Table of Contents

1 Operations research precursors from 1564 to 1873 1
2 Operations research precursors from 1881 to 1935 19
3 Birth of operations research from 1936 to 1946 45
4 Expansion of operations research from 1947 to 1950 61
5 Mathematical, algorithmic and professional developments of operations research from 1951 to 1956 79
6 International activities, algorithms, applications, and operations research texts and monographs from 1957 to 1963 111
7 Methods, applications and publications from 1964 to 1978 141
8 Methods, applications, technology, and publications from 1979 to 2004 175
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